I am PhD in Palaeontology with European mention by the University Autónoma of Madrid (UAM) and I hold a degree in Biological Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). My doctoral thesis entitled: “Bioclimatic and paleoecological analysis of rodent faunas of the Iberian Upper Middle Miocene” supervised by Dr M. Hernandez Fernandez and Dr M.A. Álvarez-Sierra, was focused on the study of morphological information of rodent teeth to infer ecological features that can be used in paleoenvironmental interpretations of the past. Particularly, my works focused on the rich inheritance of deposits of the Upper Miocene of the Iberian Peninsula and southern France but also in the study of their extant relatives. My academic training has been complemented by various specialised international courses focusing on the main theme of my dissertation: geometric morphometrics and ecomorphology.
After my Thesis dissertation in 08/11/2013, I have improved my international scope working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Functional Genomics of Lyon (France). Since 01/12/2013 I worked 18 months in its Evo-Devo of Vertebrate Dentition research group led by Professor Laurent Viriot. In this regard, my postdoc offered me the opportunity to continue working on the basis of skills acquired in the course of my doctoral thesis and apply them to new taxa, which allows me to expand my range of studio facing new problems and challenges. Also, my attachment to the Institute of Functional Genomics of the Lyon team is allowing me to acquire new knowledge within the management of research and computerised tomography image management techniques and software for image analysis.
I always try to develop my professional career in a multidisciplinary environment during which my career is developed in a multidisciplinary field that has been largely benefited from national collaborations (through projects, publications and conferences) and international collaborations (particularly through pre- and postdoctoral stays at differents institutions and also visiting museum collections: New York, Washington DC, Paris, Lyon, Tervuren and attending international conferences and courses).
Moreover, during this time I have been actively involved in different tasks within the field of science that include, in addition to publications in SCI journals, organizing conferences, scientific reviews, but also involving fieldworks in paleontological excavations, including, among others, participation in sites of international importance as “Atapuerca” (UCM) and “Batallones” (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales-CSIC ). Additionally, I have worked extensively in teaching assignments covering various disciplines in the field of palaeontology, geology and biology at the Complutense University of Madrid for degree and master students. Last year I obtained the accreditation for the higher education system in France. I am the supervisor of two PhD students at the UCM.
For over ten years, I have acquired through practice, experience in the development of outreach activities and dissemination of scientific content both for a general and specialised public. Particularly focused on women in science. As a science enthusiast, I own a desire to continue learning.