After obtaining a PhD in Biomedicine at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona (Spain) with the highest possible grade in 2015, under the joint supervision of Dr Manuel Pastor and Dr Jana Selent, Maria spent two years as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the group of Professor Peter Kolb at the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department of the Philipps University Marburg (Germany).
In 2018, she joined Dr Madan Babu’s lab in the Structural Studies Division of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge (UK). Since then, she has been working in s Systems Pharmacology project supported by two highly competitive postdoctoral fellowships from the Federation of Biochemical Societies (Long-Term Fellowship) and the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship).
In the past, Maria has taught Structure-Based Drug Design to Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacy undergraduate students as well as acted as a reviewer for MSc and PhD theses in Bioinformatics and Pharmaceutical R&D. She is also a member of the Biochemical Society and an Associate Faculty Member of F1000Prime.