Cristina Baquero Mayo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Investigates the tumor microenvironment in the development and recurrence of brain cancer integrating high-dimensional multiplex immunofluorescence techniques.

Master and Ph.D. both in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine at the Complutense University of Madrid. My thesis project focused on studying the possible mechanisms involved in the progression of liver disease and hepatocarcinoma development. Specifically, identifying the role of platelets in the inflammatory response and regulation of the tumor microenvironment in the development of HCC. During that project I got greater experience in molecular biology, cancer research and immunology. Also, an extensive background in animal models, histology and immunofluorescence techniques. 
I currently work in the lab of Dr. Frederick Varn as a Postdoctoral associate, investigating how interactions between the microenvironment and tumor cells affect the development of brain cancer and therapies resistance using genomics and multiplex immunofluorescence approaches in human tissue samples.

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Education and experience


Complutense University of Madrid
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine. Doctoral thesis supervised by Dr ALmudena Porras Gallo and Dr Paloma Bragado Domingo
2017 – 2023

Complutense University of Madrid
Master in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine
2015 - 2016

Complutense University of Madrid
B.S. in Chemistry. 2010 - 2015


Complutense University of Madrid
Researcher Ph.D. Student
Predoctoral grant in the research group of Dra. Almudena
Porras Gallo

Complutense University of Madrid
Assistant Researcher
2015 – 2016