PEOPLE

The PBE lab is based in the Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal (IRYCIS), Madrid. If you are interested in working with us, get in touch.

PBELAB team People

ÁLVARO SAN MILLÁN

Álvaro San Millán Group Leader

I earned my PhD in 2010 from the Complutense University of Madrid and moved to Oxford to work as a postdoc in Craig MacLean’s lab. In 2016 I came back to Spain to start my own lab in the Ramon y Cajal Hospital with a Miguel Servet Fellowship. I am a veterinarian fascinated by the microbial world in general and by plasmids in particular. I am also a big fan of dogs, TV, football (soccer) and people with a sense of humour.

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JERÓNIMO RODRÍGUEZ-BELTRÁN

Jero

Postdoc 

I am broadly interested in understanding the mechanisms that fuel bacterial evolution and their implications for antimicrobial resistance. In particular, I have previously worked on determining recombination and mutation rates in different populations of E. coli, trying to quantify the evolutionary potential of this bacterium. As a new postdoc in Álvaro’s lab, I am thrilled to explore the evolution of plasmid-mediated antibiotic resistance. When I am not in the lab, l like mountain biking and brewing my own beer (though not necessarily at the same time).

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JAVIER DE LA FUENTE HIDALGO

Javier

Graduate student 

I have been interested in biology since I was a kid. I graduated in Microbiology at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) and after working in a food-microbiology laboratory I decided to study a MSc in Biotechnology in Madrid. During my master studies I worked with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the CNB and now I am enthusiastic to work in Álvaro’s lab with plasmid-mediated evolution. I consider myself a fan of gastronomy, the sea (especially sharks), music and a history freak.

 

 

 

CARMEN DE LA VEGA

Carmen

Lab technician 

I have just finished my studies on “Anatomical pathology and cytology” at Francisco Vitoria University, Madrid. Although I am not very experienced in microbiology, I have recently discovered the huge potential of this field. I am therefore looking forward to go in depth, as a part of PBE lab. I consider myself a hard working person, as well as exigent and vital. Feline lover in general (and cats in particular), I enjoy cinema and gastronomy, and I never say “no” to a good wine. I am also curious by nature, always willing to discover new places and cultures.

 

 

 

FRIENDS OF THE PBE LAB

Craig MacLean
Web: MacLean Lab

Macarena Toll-Riera
Web: ReseachGate Profile

Rafael Peña-Miller
Web: Penamiller.com

Pau Carazo
Web: Behaviour and Evolution lab

Jose Antonio Escudero
Web: ReseachGate Profile

Karl Heilbron
Web: ReseachGate Profile