María Muñoz San Martín graduated in Biotechnology in 2013 by Universidad de León. She completed the Master Degree in Applied Microbiology at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona in 2014, where she developed her master's thesis in the Genetics and Microbiology department. She began her doctoral thesis entitled "Role of miRNAs in multiple sclerosis: Study of miRNAs in cerebrospinal fluid in each clinical subtype" in the Neurodegeneration and Neuroinflammation group of the Girona Biomedical Research Institute in 2016. During PhD, she performed two training stays at Trinity College in Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
María joined the Rada-Iglesias laboratory at IBBTEC in December 2020, and she will defend her thesis in early 2021.
The major interest of our laboratory is to uncover the main genetic and epigenetic factors that allow the deployment of specific gene expression profiles as vertebrate developmental programs unroll. Our goal is to provide a deep mechanistic understanding of the non-coding genomic space that is dynamically and specifically used during mammalian embryogenesis, which is fundamental to reveal the molecular basis of human congenital diseases. More specifically, by functionally and mechanistically characterizing developmental enhancers, my laboratory aims at:
Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de Cantabria.
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