Elena Rebollo

I was born in 1989 in Madrid, Spain. In 2012, I completed my five-year degree in Biology, with a specialization in Biomedicine and Molecular Biology, at Universidad de Alcalá (UAH). In my fourth year of university I was granted with an Erasmus scholarship at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium, where I studied the first year of the master in Genetics, Cell & Developmental Biology. As part of the course, I did a three-week internship in the Immunoparasitology lab in VUB with Dr. Stefan Magez.
During my last year of degree, I spent four months in Dra. Begoña Colás’ lab (UAH), where the main subject was the role of tyrosine kinases and phosphatases in the regulation of prostate cancer progression. Alongside, there was a parallel line studying the different methylation patterns in diverse cancers such as breast, lung or prostate cancer in Dr. Santiago Ropero’s lab, also in UAH, and I had the chance of taking part in both researches.

In 2013, I finished a master´s degree in Biotechnology at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. I completed my master thesis in Sylentis S.A., testing whether 3 different siRNAs would be suitable as drugs to treat Glaucoma.

Since 2013 I have worked on different labs, being the most recent Dr.Pedro Bonay’s lab at the Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, where I got an insight into leishmaniasis and vaccines; and the Proteomics Unit in Universidad Complutense de Madrid, which gave me a deeper understanding of mass and liquid-mass spectrometry to identify proteins.