Andrea Flores Ibarra

A few months before getting my Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry, a turn of fate had me learning crystallography at the Institute of Physics in the Autonomous University of Puebla. Soon after, in 2013, I moved to Spain to do an MSc in Medical Physics and a PhD in Molecular Biosciences at the Autonomous University of Madrid with a Marie S. Curie Actions scholarship, developing research in the Spanish National Research Council on the topic of Galectin structures and pathways. I have worked as well in the industry, at companies such as Becton Dickinson and Selvita, where I was a Medical Affairs Consultant and a Senior Scientist in X-ray crystallography, respectively. I joined Elettra Synchrotron to further their research in Deubiquitinases overexpressing during glioma/glioblastoma malignancies as a postdoc in 2019.

I have a deep interest in all matters related to basic science, specifically in the areas of biomedicine and environmentalism. With this in mind, and a desire to extend my knowledge in structural biology, I set to find a place where I could learn cryo-EM in an ambitious and open-minded surrounding, landing in MCB in the fall of 2021.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, swimming, wine-tasting and hanging out with my two Bengal cats.

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