Area: Animal Production

Research group: NUTRICIÓN DE OVINO


Doctor by the Universidad de León with the thesis Fermentación ruminal un análisis de las poblaciones microbianas y los parámetros fermentativos en sistemas in vitro 2016. Supervised by Dr. María Dolores Carro Travieso, Dr. María José Ranilla García.

Postdoctoral researcher at the University of León since October 2018. Graduated in Veterinary Medicine (2008) from the University of León. Master's Degree in Veterinary Research and Food Science and Technology. University of León (2010). Doctor from the University of León since (2016). Upon completion of my undergraduate studies, I worked in a small animal clinic for one year and three months. After completing the Master's degree, I began my doctoral thesis at the Department of Animal Production at the University of León, a thesis that I developed as a contracted predoctoral researcher. During my doctoral studies, I spent a month at AgResearch, in New Zealand, a research center of recognized prestige, within the framework of an Integrated Action financed by the Ministry of Science and Technology, which allowed me to learn different techniques for the measurement of methane "in vivo" in ruminant animals. I enjoyed a one-year postdoctoral contract (2017-18) at the Institut national de rercherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation, et l'environement (INRAe) de Toulouse (France), in the NED (Nutrition et Ecosystèmes Digestives) led by Dr. Sylvie Combes, where I gained experience in the treatment and analysis of 16S DNA sequences of bacteria, participating in a project on the effect of mycotoxins on the digestive microbiota of pigs. To date I have published 17 scientific articles, being the first author in 5 of them. I am also co-author of three popular science articles. I am co-author of 47 communications presented at national and international conferences. Since 2020 I have been a member of the review panel of the Animals magazine, and I am an occasional reviewer of the Animal, Archaea, Dairy, Frontiers in microbiology magazines and the Spanish ITEA magazine. Since July 2020 I am accredited to perform functions a, b and c in experimental animals. In the teaching field, I am accredited for the figure of Assistant Professor Doctor by ANECA and I have been co-tutor of four final degree projects of the Degree in Veterinary Medicine. I have also participated in the practical training of postgraduate students, both foreign (from the Dolphin programs of the Government of Mexico and the International Atomic Energy Agency, among others) and Spanish (Summer Residency program in Research Groups, students visiting doctorates from other centres, etc.). In addition, I have been part of the research team of several R&D&I projects financed in competitive calls by Administrations or public and private entities in Spain and abroad and of R&D&I contracts, agreements or projects with Administrations or entities public or private. Finally, I have received several awards for research work: two from the Royal Academy of Veterinary Sciences of Spain (RACVE), one from the Official College of Veterinarians of Almería and one from the Institute of Animal Science (Cuba).