Patricia Sancho, PhD: Principal Investigator
I’m a Cellular Biologist, passionate about science and, especially, about cancer research.
I obtained by PhD in 2004 and moved to Paris (Pasteur Institute) for a first short posdoct. After that, I joined Dt. Isabel Fabregat´s lab in 2006 at IDIBELL (Barcelona, Spain). In 2012, I joined Prof. Heeschen´s group at CNIO (Madrid) as staff scientist.
Sarah Courtois, PhD: postdoctoral researcher
One day at school, our teacher started talking about the human body. Since then, I am fascinated by the beauty and the complexity of this wonderful machine. Understand how it works, decipher the mechanisms and particularly contribute to identify new therapeutic targets to treat cancer, it is what I like in my job. I obtained my PhD in 2017 in Bordeaux (France) where I worked on gastric cancer in the Bordeaux Research Translational Oncology Unit (BaRITOn, Inserm U1053). Then, in 2018, I obtained an Assistant Professor position for one year in the same lab, to teach in the University of Bordeaux and to continue my projects. Now, I have just joined Dr. Sancho’s lab in Zaragoza as Postdoc, for 3 years of an enriching experience.
Beatriz Parejo, Msc: PhD student
I’m an athlete member of the Spanish Softball National Team. I’ve graduated in Biomedical Science at University of Barcelona (UB) where I was born. I had the opportunity to be trained by Dr. Sancho in the area of cancer research at IDIBELL (Barcelona) a while ago when I was studying my 2-year specialty in Pathological Anatomy prior to start my university degree. In 2014 I moved to Bolonia (Italy) with an Erasmus scholarship to perform my degree project while I had the opportunity to play the Italian Softball League with Old Parma BSC. In 2016 I finished my masters studies at VHIR (Barcelona). A year later, I started this new and fresh adventure by joining Dr. Sancho’s lab first as a research technician and now doing my PhD!
José Luis Aldea, Msc: lab technician
I studied a Bachelor in Biology and a MSc in Neuroscience in Salamanca University. My research project was a bibliographic review about the insulin role in Alzheimer’s Disease. In that moment, I was interested in the relationship between cell cycle and the metabolic coupling between neurons and astrocytes and how this process is impaired in pathological conditions. Two years after, I did a short stay in Biosensia, Ireland. Shortly after that, I worked as a research support technician at the Neurobiology group in Leon University (2016-2018). In the meantime, I decided to dedicate my life to research and that is when I met Patricia’s Sancho research line. I became so impressed that I applied to a job offer to know more about Cancer Stem Cells metabolism.
Now here I am, trying to give all my best in Sancho’s group!!
Former members of the group
Former Msc and Bsc students
Nitin Sewani, Msc. Msc student (03/15-08/15). Msc thesis: “Drug Sensitivity Profiling of Metformin-Resistant Cancer (Stem) Cells”.
Amy Rose Hudson. Undergrad student (09/16-02/17). Bsc thesis: “Cellular effects of the inhibition of the tyrosine kinase receptor ALK in Pancreatic Cancer”.