I graduated in 2010 with a degree in Biology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. During my undergraduate studies I had the opportunity to attend the University of Sussex for one year thanks to the Erasmus exchange program. My experience here led me to undertake a Master’s in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, also at the University of Sussex, graduating with Distinction.
In 2012, I was awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Economy to pursue my PhD in Molecular Biosciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. During my PhD, I began my research in neuroendocrinology studying thyroid hormone action in the brain, with particular focus on unravelling the sources of the transcriptionally active thyroid hormone in the brain during foetal development and performing preclinical studies to assess possible treatments for a rare disease arising from mutations in the thyroid hormone transporter. At the end of my PhD I received the “cum laude” distinction and the Extraordinary Doctorate Award for the Academic Year 2016/2017.
Now I am very excited to be able to continue my neuroendocrinology research as part of Dr Murphy’s group.