I am a passionate of molecular and cellular biology. During my PhD and now during my postdoc I have been interested in the process that permits the chemical communication between cells. This process is known as exocytosis and consists in the fusion of secretory vesicles with the plasma membrane allowing the release of neurotransmitters and hormones. In my PhD I studied the secretion of catecholamines by chromaffin cells and now in my postdoc I am focused in the release of neuropeptides by neurons. In my next step in my career I would like to apply my knowledge in molecular and cellular biology oriented to find therapies for diseases.
Postdoctoral Researcher Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 2014 --- September 2016
During my Postdoc I have been studying the release of neuropeptides by hippocampal neurons.
August 2013 --- May 2014
September 2008 --- July 2013
During my PhD I studied how molecules that modulate the exocytosis of catecholamines by chromaffin cells.
Visiting PhD student
February 2012 --- April 2012
Training on hippocampal neuron culturing, lentiviral vectors production, immunofluorescence and patch-clamp.
Visiting PhD student
July 2010 --- July 2010
Training on adenoviral particles for protein expression in cell cultures.
Analytical thinkingCollaborationCommunicativeFlexibilityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeSelf-disciplineResponsibilityCuriosity
Biochemistry Scientific writingBiologyCell biologyCell CultureConfocal MicroscopyData AnalysisExperimentationFluorescence MicroscopyGel ElectrophoresisLife SciencesMammalian Cell CultureMolecular & Cellular BiologyNeuroscienceSDS-PAGESPSSTransfectionWestern Blotting
Skills and Expertise
Analytical skills Develop protocols Write papersCell cultureCollaborate with principal investigatorCollaborate with project teamInterpret dataOral presentationpcrReview data interpretationWrite papers
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biology from Universidad de La Laguna in 2013
Bachelor's Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Universidad de La Laguna in 2008
Training and Certification
Certification for Animal Experimentation in 2010 Certification
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