Fernanda Ramos

I was born in Morelia Valladolid, a city in the centre of Mexico. I did my undergraduate studies at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), where I graduated as a Biotechnology Engineer with a minor in Bioprocess Engineering (2009 – 2014).
By the time I completed my bachelor, I decided that I wanted to pursue a career oriented towards medical research; therefore, I enrolled at the University of Bath (2014 – 2015) where I obtained a MSc in Medical Biosciences. During my master’s degree, I worked at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine in the Laboratory of Professor David Tosh where I did my thesis project in hepatoblast differentiation using different combinations of glucocorticoids and neurotransmitters.
After finishing my master’s degree, I worked as a Research Assistant at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) at the Institute of Neurobiology in the Laboratory of Cell Physiology. While working at the UNAM, I collaborated in projects that aimed to characterise the hepatic glutamatergic system in healthy and pathological conditions using rat models.
Apart from research, I have worked for companies like Colgate-Palmolive, Heinken in Mexico and Kerry.
Besides science and research, I love sports; I have been a track runner since I was 15.