Teresa is a post-doctoral scientist in the Briscoe Lab at the Francis Crick Institute. She obtained a diploma in Biology from the Autónoma University of Madrid in 2007. In 2007, she joined Miguel Manzanares’ group at CNIC in Madrid, Spain to perform a PhD entitled ‘Understanding the first lineage choice in the embryo: Regulation of Cdx2 in the blastocyst through the Notch and Hippo pathways’ under the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation – FPU program. During her time in Dr. Manzanares’ laboratory, Teresa studied the first lineage choice in mammalian embryos, namely the establishment of the Trophectoderm, representing the first distinct cell type segregated in the embryo.
Teresa joined the lab in January 2016 supported by an EMBO postdoctoral fellowship. She investigates neural tube fate choices from single precursors and interspecies differences in transcriptional regulation