Mrs. María Blasco Marhuenda

Director of the National Cancer Research Center (CNIO)

María Blasco is a Doctor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry by the Autonomous University of Madrid, under the direction of Margarita Salas. After receiving her academic training in Spain, she spent four years at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory of New York as a Postdoctoral Researcher under the leadership of C. W. Greider. Since 2001, she has been working at the National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), which was directed by Mariano Barbacid until the end of September 2009, and she has been the Director of its Molecular Oncology Program. She is now the CNIO Director.  María Blasco Marhuenda is one of the most internationally prestigious Spanish researchers currently in activity. She has published over 65 articles in numerous science journals, notably including Cell, Nature Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology and The EMBO Journal.


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