It was a professor, at the University of Oviedo, who made me love the fascinating world of microbes. A few years later and after being involved in several research projects as an undergrad student, I decided to pursue a scientific career. As a PhD student I’ve been focused on bacterial phenotypic heterogeneity as a consequence of epigenetic switches under DNA methylation control. In 2017 I got my PhD from the University of Seville where I continued working as a postdoctoral researcher.
At the end of 2019 I joined the MBA lab where, in the field of integrons, I am trying to elucidate how cassettes are generated de novo, a key point to understand how these genetic platforms work.