• PhD in Pharmacy (Univ. Complutense of Madrid, Spain)
  • Specialist in Clinical Microbiology

At present:

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain) (since 2003)
  • Coordinator of the Research Group on Antimicrobial Resistance from the One Health perspective (OneHealth-UR) in the University of La Rioja.
  • Member of the Academy of Pharmacy “Reino de Aragon”
  • Member of the National Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance (PRAN) of Spain. (Work group on Antimicrobial resistance in the environment).
  • Member of the Scientific Conseil of Fundación Gadea for Science (since 2019)
  • President of the GEMARA group (Spanish Study Group on Mechanisms of Action and Resistance) during 2019-2021.

Research lines

  •  Antimicrobial resistance from the OneHealth perspective, analyzing the mechanisms of resistance and the mechanisms of acquisition/mobilization of resistance genes in commensal and pathogenic bacteria in the human-animal interface, determining their implications in Public Health.
  • New antimicrobial agents, including antimicrobial peptides (bacteriocins).

Scientific production

  • Co-author of more than 450 publications (Index H: :60) Supervisor of 30 doctoral thesis
  • Participation in 30 national and international projects, in many of them as main researcher.
  • Member of the research project Avibiocin (CRDI)
  • Coauthor of a patent.
  • Reception of several research awards for the scientific activity.