About me

You can find an extended CV here.

I graduated from a four-year-degree in Physics in the University of Barcelona where I became interested by statistical mechanics, stochastic calculus and complex systems physics. During my degree I spent some months in the Crystallographic Platform of Barcelona Science Park (PSB) where I discovered my interest in molecular and cellular biology. Thus, I enrolled the Biophysics M. Sc. in the Universitat of Barcelona and after finishing it I did my PhD thesis  “Mechano-chemical study of rotatory molecular Motors” with Dr. Jose Maria Sancho. There we studied the mechano-chemical energetic transduction that takes place in molecular machines such as the F0F1-ATPsynthase or the Bacterial Flagellar Motor, taking into account the high dissipative and noisy dynamics under which they perform efficiently. During my PhD I performed research stays in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of San Diego, and in Richard Berry’s group in the Department of Physics in the University of Oxford.

In 2013 I joined the Mathematics Department of the UCL as a research associate where I worked with Karen Page and with James Briscoe in the Francis Crick Institute combining theoretical and experimental work to understand the patterning of the neural tube.

In 2018 I became the Clifford Fellow of the Mathematics Department of the UCL, where I currently develop my research studying the role of noise and dynamics in biomolecular processes, focusing in mechanistic models recapitulating speed regulation of cell fate choice.

Since 2020 I am a lecturer in theoretical systems biology in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London where my group studies how the timing and precision of cellular decisions are controlled from a molecular level focusing in problems of developmental and synthetic biology.

When I am not in the office or in the lab and I need to refresh my ideas, you will find me playing the clarinet with the Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble, or the jazz band of the Working Men College. You can also catch me sketching around London. If you are interested in multidisciplinary science, you can follow the scientific podcast En Fase Experimental that I am hosting monthly.