Degree in Biology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2007
PhD from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid, 2012
Sara Borrell Postdoctoral researcher in AIDS Immunopathogenesis Unit, National Centre of Microbiology. Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Madrid
Since I started my studies in Biology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, I had much interest in all subjects focused on cellular and molecular biology. For that reason, in my last year of university, I decided to make a final research project related with DNA damage in sperm human samples. I continued my research in the field of human reproduction for five years, giving me the opportunity to make my PhD in Science for the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.
Although I have spent part of my scientific career in the field of human reproduction, I have always been interested in the scientific advances of the viral life cycle of HIV. For this reason, in 2012 I started working on AIDS Immunopathology Unit, led by Dr. José Alcamí. During this time I have worked in several research projects to learn a large number of techniques. I am currently working as a post-doctoral researcher with Sara Borrell contract, focusing my research on patients with limb girdle muscular dystrophy 1F (LGMD1F) who carrying the mutation on the gene coding of Transportin-3 protein (TNPO-3) implicated in the viral life cycle of HIV-1.