Our Team

Nieves Peltzer

Nieves Peltzer

Group Leader

Department of Translational Genomics, Associated to CMMC and CECAD

I am intrigued by the way cells talk to each other to regulate the complexity of a whole organism. I am also amazed by the gigantic steps science has made into understanding these processes and how, thanks to that, we know so much about disease. I always wanted to be part of such a fascinating journey and I am here to make it happen.

Mohamed Ibrahim

Mohamed Ibrahim

Post-Doc

Department of Translational Genomics, Associated to CMMC and CECAD

Coming from a Pharmacological background, I am interested in cell death applications in translation medicine. A deeper understanding of different Cell death pathways in hard to treat diseases like obesity and cancer will give future ideas on how to treat them.

Ximena Hildebrandt

Ximena Hildebrandt

PhD student

Department of Translational Genomics, Associated to CMMC and CECAD

I've always loved science, ever since I was very young and interested in how everything works. I still remember how impressive it was for me to read about DNA, genes and plasmids. Working in the lab every day is a dream come true. I firmly believe that if you love your job, you won't have to work a single day of your life, and that's how I experience it. 

Lucas Valdez Capuccino

Lucas Valdez Capuccino

PhD student

Department of Translational Genomics, Associated to CMMC and CECAD

I love understanding how things work, I guess the question that brought me to this side of science was how does DNA dictate so many differences among species and individuals. But ever since, so many new and exciting questions have shown up, one of which I am lucky to work on, which is how does cancer (SCLC in my case) manipulate the death-signaling pathways for its own benefit. So yeah, basically a curious nerd.

Önay Veli

Önay Veli

PhD Student

Department of Translational Genomics, Associated to CMMC and CECAD

For me science is about curiosity and enthusiasm, which is why I strongly relate to this quote attributed to Marie Curie "A scientist in his/her laboratory is not a mere technician: s/he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him/her as though they were fairy tales."

Yuan Wang

Yuan Wang

Technician

Department of Translational Genomics, Associated to CMMC and CECAD

It is always interesting to establish my own strategies and methodologies in the lab. I can consistently find inner peace when I am doing experiment, it’s like a meditation.

Lab life

18th TNF Conference, poster prize