Rosa Puertollano received a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree in biochemistry and molecular genetics from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, in 1994, and a Ph.D. degree (summa cum laude) in biochemistry and molecular biology from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain, in 1999. Following her graduation, she undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the supervision of Dr. Juan Bonifacino. In 2004, Dr. Puertollano joined the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI, NIH) as a Principal Investigator where she served as the Head of the Protein Trafficking and Organelle Biology Section. She has published over 45 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Cell, Science, and Nature and attained over 2000 citations to this date. Dr. Puertollano's primary research interest involves working on the mechanisms that regulate membrane trafficking, signaling, and ion homeostasis. Her research has made significant contributions towards understanding the essential role of the endocytic pathway in health and disease.
Biography Updated on 31 July 2011