Miguel studied Biology at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. He obtained his Master's degree in Genetics, Immunity and Development at Université Côte D'Azur in Nice, France in 2017. Miguel joined Dr. Robert Arkowitz's group as a PhD candidate in Nice to study the role of lipids in the morphogenesis and virulence of the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans. During his PhD, Miguel used fungal genetics and confocal microscopy to evaluate the role and interaction of different lipid transporters during hyphal growth of C. albicans.
He obtained his PhD in December 2021, before joining the Martin lab to study lipid properties during mating of the fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Genetic modifications and confocal microscopy are the main activities of his project.
In addition to his fungal research, Miguel very much enjoys his training as a teacher and is very excited to participate in some courses as an assistant and is very happy to interact and help interested students. If you are interested in his research and in learning molecular/cellular biology and microscopy, as part of an internship for your Bachelor or Master or just for curiosity, contact our lab, he will be happy to share bench!