Diego Martínez Alonso

Diego Martínez Alonso

PhD Student

About me

During my academic studies at the Autonoma University in Madrid (2009-2014), I trained in virology and molecular biology disciplines at the Biotechnology Department of INIA, and in the Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology. During the master’s degree, I joined Dr. Margarita Salas lab at the Centre for Molecular Biology “Severo Ochoa’’. My contributions during the academic period granted me a position of co-author in two scientific publications. In 2016 I turned my focus to cancer research and joined the Cell Division and Cancer group (at CNIO) as a PhD student. The goal of my project is to study and validate orphan CDKs as new cancer targets. I have identified susceptibilities to orphan CDKs depletion among >20 tumor cell lines from different tissue of origin, setting the basis for the understanding of their implications in human cancer. I am currently validating the function and implications of these targets in the newly identified susceptible tumor types.