Research description

The liver has an inherent power to regenerate after injury that is unseen in other organs in mammals. Such capacity is reflected when the liver is induced to regrow to its original size after removal of two-thirds of its mass (a procedure called partial hepatectomy). This repair process became the reference model used to understand the molecular underpinnings of tissue regeneration. My research is focused on studying the molecular mechanisms underlying liver regeneration taking advantage of a 3D culture system for primary human hepatocytes we recently developed in our lab. In this setup hepatocytes can be maintained for several weeks in culture and remain phenotypically stable, in a way that they faithfully mimic the human liver. My interest is to understand the role of different signalling cascades and their interplay in proliferative responses in hepatocytes, so that we can shed light into the mechanisms behind the liver's great plastic capability. 

Education

2015-2017 - Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biomedicine, Lund University, Sweden.

2013-2014 - Erasmus Fellowship - University of Bergen, Norway. 

2010-2015 - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biotechnology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.

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