Miguel will start his DPhil in Biochemistry in the Seidarake lab in October 2019 with the support of the prestigious Somerville College’s Pelly-Bannister scholarship. Prior to the start of his DPhil, he completed a BSc in Basic and Experimental Biomedicine at the University of Seville (Seville, Spain). His ambition is to use biochemistry, structural biology and neurobiology to elucidate the role of different neural proteins in health and disease.
Miguel has undertaken previous research projects in diverse groups. During his undergraduate studies he spent two years investigating the biochemical processes underlying the neuroinflammation present in Alzheimer’s disease under the direction of Prof. Javier Vitorica. With the support of an Erasmus + grant, he spent the summer of 2018 studying adhesion GPCRs in the Seiradake lab at Oxford. He has also done a 2-month internship in the lab of Prof. Michael Heneka (Bonn, Germany) working on neurobiology projects.