Carolina Hernández

PhD student

Carolina was born in Valencia (1996). She obtained her bachelor degree in Biotechnology at Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV). At the University, she collaborated with different departments, as well as with the Joint Research Unit in Clinical Metabolomics CIPF/IIS La Fe (Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe/ Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe) and the Drug Discovery Unit at IIS La Fe. Her previous research experience includes the synthesis and characterization of advanced biomaterials with clinical applications as well as research on neurodegenerative diseases, in particular developing structural strategies to target clinically-relevant molecules and applying metabolomic approaches to identify biomarkers for Parkinson disease. Later she joined the Undergrad Summer Training Program at CNIO working with the Structural Biology Program. Now she is applying bioinformatics tools to diseases affecting the brain. With this goal, she first joined the Brain Metastasis Group to develop her master thesis in Bioinformatics (Pompeu Fabra University) with a focus on the identification of disease-associated networks within the brain microenvironment that she is now applying in her PhD project to deconstruct microenvironment heterogeneity.