'We investigate the impact of mobile DNA on disease, and the genetic mechanisms that make cancers transmissible'

Paula Otero, MSc student


I have always been interested in why we are what we are, so I decided to spend my time studying human physiology and the mechanisms involved in disease. Then, I decided to continue focusing on Genetics beginning with the analysis of variants in my own exome, which allowed me to learn more about myself in a comprehensive way. Now, I want to apply this knowledge to human diseases and keep learning about the genetic basis of pathology. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming and aquatic sports in general. I also love reading and going to the cinema in good company.

Education and Grants

2018 Research Training Grant – Center for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CIMUS), University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

2014-2018 BSc in Biomedical Science. University of Lleida, Spain.