Department: Bioquímica, Microbiología, Biología Celular y Genética

Area: Genetics

Research group: Genómica y Salud

Email: jpegarci@ull.es

Research field: Ciencias

I completed the bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy in 2019 from Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), with the recognitions for academic performance of an Extraordinary Award in Pharmacy and Excellence award in the area of Health Sciences. Given my interest in genetics and biomedicine, I started my research activity in 2019 in the Genomics and Health group at ULL. I completed my final degree project (TFG) in Pharmacy with honors, supervised by Fabián Lorenzo Díaz, Ph.D. and Mª del Mar Del Pino Yanes Ph.D. At the same time, I obtained a Grant for Collaboration in Higher Education Departments by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. In 2019, supervised by Mª del Mar Del Pino and Fabián Lorenzo, I started my doctoral thesis focused on the analysis of the microbiome and human genetic variation in the development of asthma exacerbations and asthma treatment response. In January 2020 I was contracted by a research project at ULL and in November 2020 I was granted a predoctoral fellowship ‘Formación Profesorado Universitario (FPU)’ by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities. Besides the Genomics and Health group, I have obtained experience in molecular biology techniques (DNA extraction, DNA quantification by real-time PCR, and preparation of sequencing libraries) and bioinformatics (analysis of metagenomics, genomics, and epigenomics data). In the last 2 years, I have co-authored 4 articles in international peer-reviewed journals (2 in D1, 1 in Q1, and 1 in Q2) and 1 book chapter, being the first co-author in 4 of these publications. I have participated in 9 conference communications (5 in international congresses) and in 3 research projects. I have co-supervised 1 TFG in Pharmacy at ULL, I take part in 3 university management committees, and I have peer-reviewed 1 article in 1 international journal. I have participated in dissemination activities, university workshops, courses, seminars, and conferences related to genetics, biomedicine, and molecular biology for more than 50 hours.