Biography

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital, in the division of Physics Research at the Department of Radiation Oncology. I am currently supported by the NIH/NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Reseearchers (K99/R00) to develop a project on the dosimetry of alpha-particle radiopharmaceutical therapy and transition towards a faculty position and independence. I fundamentally work on biophysical Monte Carlo (MC) simulations with high-LET radiations, mainly focused towards determining radiation dosimetry in radiopharmaceutical applications. I have been a postdoctoral researcher for more than a year under the mentorship of Dr. Harald Paganetti and Dr. Jan Schuemann. Previously, I spent two years in the Dr. Alejandro Carabe’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania, where I developed research in microdosimetry and its relation to radiation therapy biophysics, as well as implementations of analytical algorithm of dose and LET calculation for the clinical practice of proton radiotherapy. This research was condensed in my PhD thesis, as well as in multiple publications. During the last three years, I have published 14 articles as first author, most of them in prestigious journals of my field, such as Medical Physics, Physics in Medicine and Biology or Radiation Research. Before starting my academic career, I also obtained the Spanish certification for clinical medical physics, after a residency program in the Hospital Virgen Macarena (Seville, Spain), and having also earned a master’s degree in Medical Physics.