LMCB - MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology


Research synopsis

My project focuses on studying the changes in cell and tissue morphology that occur in response to injury, driving tissue repair, and how the mechanical properties of a tissue and its environment regulate this process. To do this I use an interdisciplinary approach, combining different model systems (D. melanogaster and mouse organoids), experimental biophysics, confocal microscopy and computational modelling.


2015 | BSc in Genomic Sciences,  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1st Class Honours)


2018–2021  | UCL Graduate Research Scholarship and Overseas Research Scholarship
2017–2021  | CONACYT Academic Excellence Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies
2014–2015  | International Student Mobility for Undergraduates with Academic Excellence


CONACYT, UCL Student Funding

Research themes

Cytoskeleton and cell cortex
Polarity and cell shape
Transcriptional regulation
Signalling pathways
Cell-cell interactions
Tissue growth and morphogenesis
Tissue repair
Cell biophysics
Tissue mechanics


Light microscopy
Super-resolution microscopy
Computational modelling