Ana Toribio

Dr Ana Toribio


Ana Toribio

Ana's journey at Wolfson College began in 2005 as a student and has since evolved, encompassing roles as an alumna, College Research Associate, and presently, as a College Tutor and Fellow. Hailing from Uruguay, Ana embarked on her PhD journey at Wolfson after completing the lab work for her master's in biotechnology at the Institute Pasteur in Paris. 

After her PhD and postdoc at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Ana spent several years at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). Later, she pursued an MBA and joined SiGenex, a startup aiming to make genetic testing accessible to everyone, everywhere. In early 2022, Ana became the Head of the Stratified Medicine Core Laboratory (SMCL NGS Hub) at the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Cambridge, located in Addenbrooke's Hospital. 

As a College Tutor, Ana's interests focus on disability, neurodiversity, and multiculturalism in higher education. She actively contributes through workshops and teaching in the Laboratory of Biology of Diseases Part 1B. Ana has also been involved in various college committees and has joined the College Council from October 2023. 

Ana describes her roles as the "two best jobs in the world" At SMCL, she collaborates with a dedicated team supporting translational genomics. As a College Tutor at Wolfson, she enjoys engaging with students, helping them make the most of their Cambridge experience. 

Outside work, Ana enjoys dancing, swimming, yoga, meditation, light jogging, and paddle boarding. 

Research interests

Molecular Biology / Microbiology / Genomics / Translational Science / Business & Industry