Carmen is currently a Principal Investigator at the University of Helsinki and an Academy of Finland Research Fellow. She has over 15 years experience in Human Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine.
Carmen has pioneered research in human stem cell derivation and culture, and Regenerative Medicine. In particular, her research activities include the use of mesenchymal stem cells for immunomodulation and wound healing (with two patents in the field) as well as the creation of models and substitutes using engineering approaches and xeno-free cell derivatives. At the Wyss, Carmen is collaborating withProfessor Christopher Chen aiming to create functional vascularized, full-thickness skin.
Carmen’s research has been recognized internationally, and she has received various awards including the best Ph.D. of the year at the University of Valencia for the derivation of the first human embryonic stem cell lines in Spain, the Idea Price for biotechnologists under 35 and the Academy of Finland Research Fellow. She holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Clinical Biology from the University of Valencia in Spain and has performed postdocs in Finland and visiting fellowships in Japan.