Alfredo Minguela was born in Olmedo, Valladolid, Spain, in 1965. He received the Biology degree and the M.S. degree (cum laude) from the University of Salamanca and the Ph.D. degree (cum laude) from the University of Murcia, Spain, in 1988, 1990, and 1998, respectively. He did his clinical immunology residence at the Immunology Service of the University Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain (1992-1997). In 1996 he received an award to the 10 best presentations of young researchers at the XVI International Congress of the Transplantation Society (Barcelona) and in 1997 received an award to the 10 best presentations of young researchers at the Eleventh European Histocompatibility Conference (Budapest). From 2000 to 2002, Minguela was a Research Fellow at the Center for Immunology, Southwestern Medical Center, University of Texas, Dallas, Tex, USA. Since 2003, he has been an Immunology Faculty at University Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca. Presently, he is in charge of the cellular and tumor immunology unit attending patients suffering from lympho-onco-hematologic diseases, with expertise in flow cytometry, immune cell function, molecular studies, and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH). He is involved in diverse research projects all of them related with immune regulation in transplant tolerance and tumor immune response. From 2006 to 2010, he was a Member of the directive board of the Spanish Association for Immunology (SEI). At present, he is a Member of the committee for quality assessment for laboratories working in clinical immunology diagnosis.
Biography Updated on 21 March 2011