I was graduated in Pharmacy in 1998 by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) performing my first research contadt in a stay of 6 months in the Pharmacology Department of Universitá degli studi di Parma. Back in Spain, I began to work in the Pharmacology Department of the Pharmacy Faculty of UCM with Dra. Paulina Bermejo in collaboration with Dr. Alcami in the 12 de Octubre Hospital. The work was focused on anti-HIV activity of natural products.
In 2005 I finished my doctoral Thesis in which we identified the mechanism of action of the compounds responsible of the antiviral activity of a CAM native medicinal plant, Tuberaria lignose. 2 years later, I move to the Dr. Alcami lab in the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) working until the end of 2006 with a scholarship from FIS (Ministerio de Sanidad) in screening and characterization of new compounds against HIV-1 infection. In January 2007 I came back to University as substitute professor in the Pharmacology Department of Pharmacy faculty (UCM) and in October 2009 I was promoted to Associate Professor in the same field. Currently, I am Permanent Teacher of Pharmacology in UCM and the collaboration with Dr. Alcami is still working in the same research field.