– PhD in Science (specializing in Biochemistry) from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Extraordinary Doctoral Thesis Award).

-Currently: Research Scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Food Science Research Institute (CIAL). Madrid.

– Department “Bioactivity and Food Analysis”.

– Head of the Research Group: “Lipid biomarkers in food and health”.

Lines of research: – Nutritional improvement of the lipid fraction of food and its relationship with human health (especially in bioactive dairy lipids).

-Scientific contributions:

– More than 140 JRC high impact scientific publications and 33 book chapters (3 as Editor).

– 9 Doctoral Theses supervised (4 more in progress).

– Principal Investigator of numerous National Research projects or international actions.

-Responsible for a large number of R&D contracts with companies.

-4 patents registered

-Stays in foreign centers:

– Pre-doctoral: Univ. College Cork (Cork, IRL)

– Post-Doctoral: North Carolina State Univ. (Raleigh, NC USA)

– Researcher (Univ. California San Diego, USA)

– Researcher (Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, IRL)

– Researcher (Dundee Univ., Scotland UK).

– Researcher (Ohio State University, USA)

-Other scientific activities

-Member of 2 IDF (International Dairy Federation) Expert Groups.

-Regular reviewer of several international scientific Journals SCI.

-Management experience as project evaluator for several national and international agencies.

-Member of the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Spain Association.