About the lab
Our ultimate goal is to develop novel ways of preventing and treating infectious diseases caused by bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics. These bacteria are major threat to public health worldwide, and in many cases, have become completely untreateable. Our laboratory uses a multidisciplinary approach to: (1) Study the molecular mechanisms of multidrug resistance in order to develop new antimicrobials; (2) Study the the role of multidrug efflux pumps in cell physiology and motility; and (3) Study the distribution of antibiotic resistant bacteria and identify novel antibiotic resistance genes. Please see our Research section for a more detailed description.
Academic History Summary
Adjunct Assistant Professor (2015–). Dept. Microbiol. & Immunol., Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY.
Research Associate (2013–2015) with Dr. Francis Barany, Dept. Microbiol. & Immunol., Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.
Research Associate (2009–2012) / Postdoctoral fellow (2006–2012) with Dr. Stuart Levy, Dept. Molecular Biol. & Microbiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
Ph.D. cum laude (highest mark) in Microbiology (2005) with Dr. Pilar Diaz, Dept. Microbiol., University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
Ph.D. European mention award (2005) by the consortium of European universities.
Extraordinary Ph.D. thesis award (2005) by the University of Barcelona.
M.Phil. Microbiology (2001). Dept. Microbiol., University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
B.S. Biology (1999). University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.