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Dr Beatriz Merino Antolin

Title: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Valladolid

Role: Basic researcher

Institutions: Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Physiology, University of Valladolid – CSIC, Valladolid, Spain.

Research & Interests: As a young researcher, I have devoted my entire professional career to understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of endocrine cells in diabetes. I started my career in 2011 as a PhD student, in the Diabetes Basic Research Unit (Miguel Hern√°ndez University, Elche,Spain), developing a study on pancreatic alpha-cells function and adaptation during obesity. Nowadays, I am a postdoctoral researcher in the group  of Pathophysiology of metabolic diseases at the IBGM (CSIC-University of Valladolid), where I have expanded my research field to pancreatic beta-cells and hepatocytes.

Recently, I have achieved recognition as a junior leader by the EFSD Rising Star 2020 programme and the Spanish Diabetes Society's grants for young researchers. These achievements have allowed me to start my independent career.

In this line, I am currently co-director of a PhD thesis and supervisor of multiple undergraduate and master students at the University of Valladolid, focused on the training of new biomedical researchers. In addition, I participate in multiple peer-review processes as reviewer of manuscripts and projects in the arena of endocrinology and diabetes. On the other hand, I have had the opportunity to actively participate in leadership and mentoring courses as well as training on good article review practices.