I earned my PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine at the Prof. Cristina Casals’ laboratory at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. Prior to my thesis, I worked in different research centers in Madrid in projects in oncology and immunology fields. During my doctoral training, I studied the synergistic ability of different lung antimicrobial factors to modulate host inflammatory response during infection and kill several respiratory pathogens such as K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa and H. influenzae.
I am interested in the study of host-pathogen interactions to provide new insights for the development of new strategies against infection. Currently, I am involved in the study of the intracellular activity of several nanoparticles containing antimicrobials in Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected human macrophages.