Raquel Espin Palazon is an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University (ISU)Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

In 2008, she received her B.S. from the University of Murcia (Spain), where she majored in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. She was an undergraduate researcher with Dr. Victor Mulero studying the role of Tumor Necrosis alpha during viral infections.

In 2013, she received her Ph.D. in the lab of Dr. Victor Mulero at the University of Murcia. Her dissertation was on the in vivo functional characterization of the Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha receptors.

From 2013-2019, she was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. David Traver in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She studied the role of pro-inflammatory signals during hematopoietic stem cell formation.


2007    University of Murcia Undergraduate Research Fellow

2008    Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) CICERONE Scholar

2008    University of Murcia Young Researcher’s Scholar

2009-2013 Spanish Ministry of Science and Education Pre-doctoral Fellowship

2009-2013 University of Murcia Pre-doctoral Fellowship

2009-2013 Fundación Séneca, Agencia Regional de Ciencia y Tecnología Pre-doctoral Fellowship

2010, 2011, 2012 Fundación Séneca, Agencia Regional de Ciencia y Tecnología Visiting Student Fellowships

2014-2015 Fundación Séneca, Agencia Regional de Ciencia y Tecnología Postdoctoral Scholar

2016-2018 American Heart Association (AHA) Postdoctoral Scholar

2017-2022 National Institute of Health (NIH) K01 Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award


Raquel Espin Palazon
Iowa State University
Advanced Teaching and Research Building (ATRB)
2213 Pammel Dr.
Ames, IA   50011 (USA)
Email: espin@iastate.edu