Antonia Martin-Hidalgo was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1958. She received a degree in pharmacy from Complutense University and the Ph.D. degree (summa cum laude and Extraordinary Prize of Ph.D. thesis) from Alcalá de Henares University, Madrid, Spain, in 1984 and 1989, respectively. she obtained a Predoctoral Fellowship from F.I.S (1984-1989) and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Foreign General Plan, Ministry of Education and Science (1990-1991) at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Lund University, Sweden. She worked as a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, University of Central Florida, USA (1998-1999). She served as an Associate Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Alcalá de Henares University (1989-1990). Presently, she works as an Adjunct Researcher, Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid (since 1990). She is a Member of Spanish Atherosclerosis Society, Spanish Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology Society, National Society of Research Workers in Hospitals (Founding Member and President), American Association for the Advance of the Science. She has received several fellowships and grants from public and private agencies to support the research. She has published around 50 articles in national and international scientific journals, has dictated several conferences, and presented more than 70 national and international congress communications. She has organized and gives some courses for postgraduate students about metabolism of the lipids and lipases during pregnancy and diabetes. She is specialized in the metabolism of lipid and lipases during pregnancy and lactation. Her present lines of investigation are the study of the metabolism and role of the lipids and cholesterol in gametogenesis and fertility, with special interest in scavenger receptors class B and hormone-sensitive lipase in the gonads.
Biography Updated on 15 September 2010