Where they are now

Jorge Montesinos Selfa did his PhD in the laboratory of  Consuelo Guerri at the CIPF, where he defended his Thesis Role of tlr4 receptors in the neuroinflammatory and pathological molecular mechanisms of alcohol exposure during adolescence in 2017.

He did the Postdoc at the Department of Neurology, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

He has obtained the Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación Grant and he currently researching at the Autophagy Laboratory of the CIB Margarita Salas.

Eduardo Beltrán was a PhD candidate at María Burgal CIPF Laboratory. Beltran defended his Thesis at the CIPF: “Determination of physiopathological mechanisms implicated in axonal reconstruction in Multiple Sclerosis”. Later, he was a PostDoc fellow at IIS La Fe, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Munich and Postdoctoral Researcher at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München, Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology.

Nowadays, he is group leader of the Single Cell Genomics of the Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology, University Hospital and Biomedical Center Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich.

Fátima Manzano Nuñez did her PhD with Luke A. Noon Laboratory at the CIPF and defended her Thesis in January 2020 at the CIPF: Role of IRS2 in the repair of liver damage and cancer, directed by Luke A. Noon and with José Enrique O’Connor Blasco as tutor.

She is currently doing her Postdoc in Frédéric Lemaigre Laboratory at the Duve Institute in Brussels. 



Verónica performed her PhD in the CIPF Neuroendocrinology Laboratory with Dr. Deborah Burks. She defended her thesis in 2012 in CIPF. Currretly, she is a senior postdoc in the Medical University of Vienna, Internal Medicine in the lab of Maria Sibilia. In May 2022, she was awarded by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of MedUni Vienna and University Hospital Vienna a grant for her project “Understanding how mutations in tumor cells affect the tumor microenvironment in colorectal cancer”.

Lucas Taoro González did his PhD in the Laboratory lead by Dr Vicente Felipo, where he defended his thesis “Mecanismos moleculares del deterioro cognitivo en encefalopatía hepática mínima. Papel de la neuroinflamación en la alteración de la neurotransmisión”.

From 2018 to 2020 he worked as a Postdoc in the laboratory of Cellular Signaling in Neurodegenerative Diseases in the University of La Laguna (Tenerife) lead by Dr Raquel Marín. 

In 2021 he worked as substitute lecturer at the Department of Psychobiology of the University of La Laguna. 

Since January 2022, he works as a Postdoc with a Sara Borrell fellowship in the laboratory of Animal Models in Neurodegeneration lead by Dr Abraham Acevedo in the Universitary Hospital of the Canary Islands (HUC).

Miriam Valera-Alberni did her undergraduate project in 2012 with Dr. Deborah Burks. From 2016-2020, she studied her PhD in Life Sciences at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland and Funded by the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN ChroMe (H2020-MSCA-ITN project number 675610). Since 2021, she is a Postdoctoral Fellow, with Dr. William B. Mair at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Department of Molecular Metabolism working in the project: Role of mitochondrial dynamicsin aging.

Tatiana Guevara did her PhD in the laboratory of  Dr. Mar Orzáez Calatayud  at the CIPF, where she defended her Thesis  “Inhibición de complejos cdk/ciclina en modelos celulares de patología” in 2012.

She is currently working in Nucleic Acid Biomarker Team in Cancer Biomarker Centre within the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute.

She works to develop biomarkers that improve cancer detection, aid prognosis, predict and monitor patient responses to therapy, in order to improve survival for cancer patients through liquid biopsy biomarker research.

Vicente Andreu Fernández joined the Laboratory of Dr. Enrique Pérez Payá and Mar Orzáez in 2010 as PhD student. In 2015 he defended his thesis “Characterizing BCL-2 family protein domains in membranes”, co-supervised by Professor Ismael Mingarro from the University of Valencia.

Between 2016 and 2021 he has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Hospital del Mar d’Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM), at the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) as well as at the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute, in the Neurosciences and Childhood and Environment Research laboratory led by Dr. Óscar García Algar and in the Environment and Pregnancy Complications group led by Dr. María Dolores Gómez Roig, among others. During the period 2017-2019, he was awarded a Juan de la Cierva-training contract to develop his research. He continues his research work at IDIBAPS and the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute.