I have worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Dunn School of Pathology since September 2013, as part of Professor Matthew Freeman’s group. Before this, I did my BSc in the Universities of Oviedo and Salamanca in Spain, and obtained my PhD in the University of Oviedo. I have also temporarily worked in the University of California in Los Angeles and in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge.
My current work is focused on the study of proteins belonging to the Rhomboid-like superfamily. Rhomboids were initially discovered in Prof Freeman group as new intramembrane serine-proteases involved in cell signaling. More recently, other non-catalytic proteins related to rhomboids have been described. Specifically, my research is aimed at unveiling the biological role of some members of this group of proteins, specifically of TMEM115, a protein completely unknown to date. I study its genetics, cell biology and its role in organism physiology and possible involvement in pathological conditions.
In my spare time I enjoy travelling, reading, hiking and spending time with my friends and family.