JaviHey! Thanks for showing some interest in a humble PhD student like me. Here is a small excerpt of my deeds through the Academia:

I will start from the beginning! In 2016, I graduated in Biotechnology at the University of Zaragoza after finishing my Erasmus stay at the University of Leuven. The resultant Erasmus dissertation ("Genetic dissection of a QTL involved in diauxic lag phase in yeast") with Professor Kevin Verstrepen certainly improved my wet-lab and DNA designing abilities, as well as others equally important, like Belgian beer tasting.

I also keep fond memories from my time with the "Structural mechanics and materials modelling" group, under the supervision of Dr. Ignacio Ochoa at the Institute of Engineering Research of Aragón. My job there revolved around eukaryotic cell culture, viability assays and cell migration analysis.

After some hard work, in July 2017 I earned the M.Sc. in Biophysics by the "Universidad Autónoma de Madrid" with my Master Thesis at the National Biotechnology Center (CNB) supervised by Dr. Fernando Moreno-Herrero ("Characterization and optimization of functionalized surfaces for combined magnetic tweezers and fluoresce microscopy").

Finally, in October of 2017 I had the privilege to enrol in the Bioengineering department of the Imperial College. Here I am pursuing my PhD in Bioengineering under the excel supervision of Dr Thomas Ouldridge. My aim here is to design and build DNA-based devices that operate far-from-equilibrium (and research into cardiology during my leisure time). Take a look at these videos where I explain in more detail. Wish me luck!

 

If after reading all of this, you remain interested, here is my CV where I gloss my professional experience: CV_javi‌.

1. Cabello-García J, Bae W, Stan G-BV, Ouldridge TE. Handhold-mediated strand displacement: a nucleic acid-based mechanism for generating far-from-equilibrium assemblies through templated reactions. bioRxiv. 2020:2020.05.22.108571.

2. Handa BS, Lawal S, Wright IJ, Li X, Cabello-García J, Mansfield C, et al. Interventricular Differences in Action Potential Duration Restitution Contribute to Dissimilar Ventricular Rhythms in ex vivo Perfused Hearts. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2019;6(34).