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Summary

I am Santiago Laguna Castro, MSc in Biomedical Technologies Management and Development (Bilingual: English-Spanish) from the Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain) and I would like to grow professionally into the field of advanced therapies when I finish my MSc in September 2016.

I always define myself as a out of the ordinary biologist who wants a highly rewarding career where their skills and knowledge can be used to help and contribute to biomedicine research field. I am highly motivated by intelectual challenges, knowledge acquisition and international experiences.

During my BSc, I got involved into one preclinical study about pharmacological testing for autoimmune diseases whose title is “Study of the Effects of Dexamethasone, Kanamycin and their interaction on Rattus norvegicus”. This study, along with several related tasks, encouraged me to pursue the field of biomedicine as a professional pathway.

Additionally, I am working at the Spanish Cardiovascular Research Center Foundation (CNIC) since April 2015. CNIC is a leading international research center directed by M.D. Valentín Fuster, dedicated to understanding the basis of cardiovascular health and disease and to translating this knowledge into improved patient care. I am currently involved into the Advanced Development in Arrhythmia Mechanisms and Therapy Research Group research activities. These activities include clinical optical and electrophysiology experiments, MR acquisition and processing, biological sampling processing and confocal and multiphoton microscopy quantification, among others. Additionally, I am developing a new image processing method to quantify myocardium necrosis in swine.

 Apart from my biology background, I can provide experience in animal handling, MATLAB (basic level) and several image processing softwares (Just Image J, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator...)

Also to be mentioned, I have full availability for traveling. If you require any further information regarding my profile or references, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Biologist
    Since April 2015
    CNIC is a leading international research center directed by M.D. Valentín Fuster, dedicated to understanding the basis of cardiovascular health and disease and to translating this knowledge into improved patient care. I am currently involved into the Advanced Development in Arrhythmia Mechanisms and Therapy Research Group research activities. These activities include clinical optical and electrophysiology experiments, MR acquisition and processing, biological sampling processing and confocal and multiphoton microscopy quantification, among others. Additionally, I am developing a new image processing method to quantify myocardium necrosis in swines.

Past Experience

  • Freelance
    September 2011 --- July 2015
    Tutor of Elementary and Secondary school studies and guitar tutor.

  • Student Traineeship
    June 2014 --- June 2015
    Research work in the field of neurohistology, involving histological nervous system analysis techniques and current state-of-the-art definition of the nervous system organization.

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingCharmAttention to detailCreative thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyInterest in knowledgeInnovative thinkingKindnessOptimismProblem solvingSociabilityResponsibility

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Animal models Cell biologyAnimal ModelsAnimal trialAseptic ProcessingAseptic TechniquesAutoclaveBiological Drug DevelopmentBiologyBiomedical SciencesBiotechnologyBioprocessingBiomedical EngineeringBiopharmaceuticalsCardiologyCardiovascular diseasesCell CultureChromatographyDNADrug DiscoveryElectrophoresisElectrophysiologyELISAExperimentationGenomicsGXPHistologyLaboratory SkillsLaboratory TechniquesLabtechnicianMicroscopy
LinkedIn Assessment :
Investigación clínicaCell CultureWestern blotPCRBacterial CultureBiochemical cell characterizationBacterial TransformationELISAStatistical processingMicroscopíaCélulas madreMicroscopyInvestigación y desarrolloLiderazgoAntibiogramResearchImmunochromatographyCiênciasBiologia molecularSPSSStainingMultiphoton microscopyAnimal handlingReacción en cadena de la polimerasaEstadísticaDocenciaAnálisis de datosMicrosoft OfficeCultivos celulares

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Interact with physicians Interpret data Search literature on clinical trialsAssist with experimentsAssist with proceduresAssist with routine testsCell cultureCollaborate with medical teamIdentify growth / improvement potentialIdentify risksSearch literature on clinical trialsSolve problemsUse laboratory techniquesUse western blotting techniqueWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team Work cross-functionallyWork under specific instructions

Education

  • MSc in Biomedical Technologies Management and Development in Biomedicine from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2016
  • BSc in Biology. Major in Health Science in Biology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2015

Training and Certification

  • Achievement Certificate: "Ethics in university research" Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Spanish
Native
English
Professional Proficiency
French
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Research Assistant PhD Candidate Research Technician
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Australia Denmark Finland Ireland Netherlands New Zealand Norway Spain Sweden United Kingdom United States
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Leganés, Spain

Others

Driving License
  • Yes