Project 7: Defined EV-subset analysis in blood by flow cytometry
Host Institution: Utrecht University, Netherlands
Estefanía obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Alcalá in 2014, within this time she did an internship focused on the study of haematological lymphoid malignancies by flow cytometry. Her enthusiasm for Immunology led her to study a master’s degree in Immunology Research at the Complutense University of Madrid, where she did an internship to elucidate the implication of PSGL-1 molecule on the immune system.
In 2016, she joined the laboratory of Dr Yañez-Mó at the Center of Molecular Biology/Autonomous University of Madrid to construct bioengineered EV-mimetic nanovesicles. In 2017, she also had the opportunity to visit the laboratory of Dr Falcón at the CIC bioGUNE to characterize these bioengineered nanovesicles by Electron Microscopy.
She has been exceptionally fascinated by flow cytometry since she started her scientific career, and her interest is now focused on the use of high-resolution flow cytometry to bring to light the characterization of EV subsets in body fluids and exploit the several opportunities that lay ahead in the use of EV as biomarkers.