Can Ruti Women for Equity in Science (formerly Women in Science) is a voluntary non-institutional organization. Our committee is made up of our most active and available members. If you want to join us please drop us a line using the form below.

Cristina Agustí

Cristina Agustí (she/her) is an Epidemiologist working at the Center for Epidemiological Studies on Sexually Transmitted Infections and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT) and is the coordinator of the multi-disciplinary group on incorporating gender perspective in the monitoring of AIDS and STDs in Catalonia. She is also a passionate activist at local community level.

Contact Cristina Agustí

Gabriela Alzáibar González

Gabriela Alzáibar González (She/her) is a Project Manager at FLS-Science, a platform of the Fight AIDS and Infectious Diseases Foundation.

Gabriela graduated has a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2014, and a master’s degree in Public Affairs Management, Events and Protocol at Ramon Llull University.  She has also completed a course from the University of Copenhagen on Sustainable Development Goals. She embraces a diversity-focused approach in every project and joined the Wis in 2021. Contact Gabriela González

Sara Cabrero-de las Heras, PhD

Sara Cabrero-de las Heras (She/her) is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Virus Host Interaction Team at IrsiCaixa. Her research is focused on the description and characterization of immune biomarkers of therapeutic response to CDK4/6inhibitors in patients with advanced breast cancer. This research project is a component of a translational project in breast cancer, coordinated by Ester Ballana and Mireia Margelí.

In 2023, Sara obtained her PhD in Biomedical research from the University of Barcelona. In May 2023 she joined the Women 4 Equity in Science working group (W4E) with the willingness to raise awareness on campus and contribute to equity in research.

Contact Sara Cabero

Harvey Evans

Harvey  Evans (she/her) is a communications officer for the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP).

Harvey studied Biology at Sheffield University and has enjoyed working with scientists and academics since then. She has lived in Spain for over 30 years and is a firm believer in policy changes to bring about institutional change to improve equality in research institutions. Contact Harvey Evans

Julia García-Prado

Julia García-Prado, PhD (She/her) is leader of the Viral Immune Evasion and Vaccines (VIRIEVAC) Group at IrsiCaixa.

Julia’s research focuses on on HIV-1 as a model of persistent viral infection her ultimate research goal is the design of new therapeutic strategies against the virus. Currently she is also working on vaccines for SARS-CoV-2. In parallel, Julia is also Scientific Director of the IGTPn addition to her research work she is dedicated to improving equality and justice and the participation of women in decision making in biomedical research. See Julia on Linked In. Contact Julia García-Prado

Nuria Izquierdo-Useros

Nuria Izquierdo-Useros, PhD is a group leader at IrsiCaixa.

Nuria is a biologist who did her post-doc at Heidelberg University in Germany. Since 2020 she has led an independent group at IrsiCaixa focused in emerging pathogens and microbial threats. She is a founding member of the WiS working group at Can Ruti and is actively committed to promote gender equity on Campus. Contact Nuria Izquierdo-Useros

Elisa Molina Molina

Elisa Molina Molina (she/her) is a PhD student in the Pathogens, Immunity, Signaling and Therapeutic Applications at Irsicaixa AIDS Research Institute. Elisa obtained her Bachelor degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Msc in Advanced Immunology. In her PhD her research focuses on the study of novel antiviral and immunomodulatory therapies against SARS-CoV-2. In 2023, she joined the Women 4 Equity in Science with the desire to take more  steps towards achieving equity in the research field.

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Sara Morón-López  

Sara Morón-López PhD (she/her)  is a post-doctoral researcher of the Retrovirology and Clinical Studies research group at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute.

Sara obtained her PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2016 and moved to the University of California San Francisco (California, USA). After her post-doctoral stage abroad, she came back to IrsiCaixa to continue her research on viral persistence and to do her bit to improve equality in research. Contact Sara Morón-López

José A. Muñoz-Moreno

Jose A. Muñoz-Moreno, PhD (he/his) is clinical and health psychologist at the Infectious Diseases Department of the Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol and an associate professor at the Psychology and Education Sciences Faculty of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

José earned his PhD in Neurosciences from the  Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He leads he  "Brain Function, Emotion, and Behaviour" research group at the Fundació Lluita contra la SIDA (FLS). His main focus is on the study of neurocognitive and emotional disorders in infectious diseases, particularly HIV  and, recently, COVID-19 infections. He  also collaborates in working groups to enhance inclusion and equality in research settings. Contact José A. Muñoz-Moreno

See José A. Muñoz-Moreno on Linked In

Anna Pons-Grifols

Anna Pons-Grifols (she/her) is a PhD student in the Cell Virology and Immunology group at IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute. Her research is focused on the study of HIV-1 Elite Controllers and the design and characterization of new immunogens as the best candidates to be incorporated asa vaccine candidate for HIV-1.

In 2019, Anna obtained her MSc in Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases from the University of Glasgow, after which she started her PhD studies at IrsiCaixa. In 2021, she joined the Women in Science working group (WiS) with the willingness to raise awareness on campus and contribute to equality in research. See Anna Pons on Linked In.

Contact Anna Pons

Dàlia Raïch Regué

Dàlia Raïch Regué, PhD (she/her) is an associate researcher at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute.

She obtained the PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2012 and moved to the University of Pittsburgh (PA, USA) to pursue a postdoctoral stage. After that, she worked at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, and then moved to IrsiCaixa to expand her research on SARS-CoV-2 antivirals. Dàlia is committed to promoting gender equality in science. See Dàlia Raïch on Linked In.

Contact Dàlia

Inés Velasco

Inés Velasco, MD PhD (she/her) is a Medical Consultant in Obstetrics and works as Clinical Research Coordinator in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol

Inés obtained her PhD from the University of Seville in 2009. Her field of expertise extends from micronutrients (iodine, selenium) to bioactive compounds and hormones involved in fetal growth and neurodevelopment. She holds a Master Degree in Research Methodology and participates as Research Project Evaluator for national and international agencies. She was a new member in 2021.
Contact Inés Velasco

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