I have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, currently a Marie Curie Individual Fellow, investigating the relationship between genetic variants, the electrocardiogram signal and cardiovascular risk.
My Research Career
Lecturer in Cardiovascular Data Science and Genetics
In April 2020 I was promoted to Lecturer in Cardiovascular Data Science and Genetics in recognition of my work.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow
In February 2018 I was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to study the prognostic value of TMR in high-risk cohorts, as well as investigate the predictive value of a score combining traditional risk factors, ECG markers and genetic variants. My entire research career gears towards personalised medicine.
WHRI-Academy Cofund Fellow
In July 2017 I was awarded a WHRI-ACADEMY COFUND International Fellowship to study the genetic contribution of TMR and its predictive value in the general population.
MRC Postdoctoral Statistical Geneticist
After finishing my Ph.D. in March 2017, I moved to Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom with Professor Patricia Munroe, as an MRC postdoctoral researcher to study the genetic architecture of heart rate and ECG markers during an exercise stress test.
Ph.D. In Biomedical Engineering
In March 2017, I obtained my Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Zaragoza, supervised by Professor Pablo Laguna and Professor Esther Pueyo. For my Ph.D., I proposed and developed a novel time-warping based index, TMR, which quantifies the morphological changes of the T-wave with hear rate. I later showed that TMR predicts sudden cardiac death in heart failure patients. To develop this method, I did a 3-month research stay with Dr Michele Orini and Professor Pier Lambiase at University College London, United Kingdom.
M.Eng. In Biomedical Engineering
In 2013, I obtained my M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Zaragoza, Spain, supervised by Professor Pablo Laguna and Professor Esther Pueyo. For my Master Thesis, I did a 3-months research stay at University Hospital of Zurich, with Professor Laurence Jacobs.
M.Eng. In Telecommunications Engineering
I received my M.Eng. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Zaragoza, Spain, in 2011.
I studied my last year of M.Eng. in Telecommunications Engineering at Kungliga Techniska Hogskolan, Stockholm, Sweden thanks to an Erasmus fellowship