Lourdes was born in Madrid. She has broad experience in basic and clinical research acquired over the years in positions held at various hospitals and research centers (Universidad Autonoma Madrid (2003-2004), Institute of Biomedicine of Valencia (2005-2006), Centro Principe Felipe, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2008-2011)). Before joining CNIO, Lourdes worked as a research technician and lab manager at Imperial College London (2012-2017) where she did research on vascular biology and produced several papers. In November 2017, Lourdes moved back to Madrid to become lab manager at the Brain Metastasis Group where she is also characterizing a new experimental model to study this type of metastasis.
Lourdes is a registered member of the Royal Society of Biology, UK and a Registered Scientist (RSci) at Science Council UK.