Rosa Barrio obtained her M.S. degree in biology from the Autonoma University of Madrid (UAM) in 1988. She gained her Ph.D. degree from the Center of Molecular Biology “Severo Ochoa” (CBMSO). During her Ph.D. research, she studied the ubiquitin genes using Drosophila melanogaster as a model system. Having received her Ph.D. degree in 1993, she moved to the laboratory of Professor Fotis C. Kafatos at the Harvard University (USA). Soon after, she obtained a grant from the European Union Human Capital and Mobility Program to continue her research in Crete. In 1995, she moved to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany), still under the supervision of Professor Kafatos, where she continued her research on SALL proteins and BPM signalling in relation to the wing and nervous system development in Drosophila. In 2001, she moved to the CBMSO in Madrid, to work with Dr. J. F. de Celis at the laboratory of Professor Antonio García-Bellido. Since December 2004, she has been in charge of the Laboratory 1 at the Functional Genomics Unit of CIC bioGUNE, where she continues her research on different aspects of SALL transcription factors, SUMOylation, and hormonal regulation of development in Drosophila.
Biography Updated on 17 October 2011