Ana obtained her degree on Veterinary Medicine from the University of Murcia in 2013.
In 2017 Ana obtained her PhD from the Salford University (UK). Her PhD focused on the epidemiology and genetic diversity of parasite Toxoplasma gondii in the Peninsula of Yucatan, Mexico. Shortly after her PhD she was appointed as Research Fellow at the Roslin Institute, in Edinburgh where she worked on diagnostic development for porcine viral and bacterial diseases.
She joined LSTM in 2019 as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate working on the development and implementation of novel and Point-of-Care diagnostics for the detection of High-Consequence Infectious Diseases such as Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Lassa fever and COVID-19. She is additionally involved in molecular diagnosis of AMR markers and in the evaluation of a number of commercial tests, notably for SARS-CoV-2.
Ana lectures and run laboratory practicals in LSTM master module Trop 936 (AMR diagnostics and ELISA diagnostics). She has also supervised master projects and dissertations, including training and lab supervision.
Other relevant expertise, professional memberships, awards
Santander Travel Award, University of Salford (UK) (2016)
Graduate Teacher Assistant (GTA) Fellowship, University of Salford (2013-2016)
Formula Santander Scholarship, University of Murcia (Spain) (2013)
Spanish University Mobility Program with Latin America (ILA), University of Murcia (2011)
General Schoolarship, Ministry of Education Spain (2005 - 2012)