RAQUEL ESPIN PALAZON
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.
HONORS AND AWARDS
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