Laura Garcia Ibanez
Well deserved Carmen!
Favourite Thing: See how all the pieces of the immune system work together to defend us
Technical University of Valencia (2008-2012), Autonomic University of Madrid (2012-2013)
BSci Biotechnology, MSci Molecular Biomedicine
National Centre for Biotechnology, Madrid
University of Birmingham
Me and my work
During my PhD, I study how B lymphocytes mature and differenciate into plasma cells and memory B cells, in order to improve vaccines
My Typical Day
Lots of counting under the microscope
What I'd do with the money
I’d use it to go to schools as a STEM ambassador
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Cheerful, determined and creative
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
To honour my country, Spanish tapas
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Dancing on a boat over the Caribbean sea
What did you want to be after you left school?
Explorer, just like Indiana Jones
Were you ever in trouble at school?
No, not really
What was your favourite subject at school?
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Helping to cure skin cancer
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
Biology teacher of last year of High School
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To read people minds, to have enough time and money to travel all over the world
Tell us a joke.
Q: Why does Ms. Mushroom go out with Mr. Mushroom? A: Because he is a fungi (fun guy)!