Postdoctoral Fellow at The Francis Crick Institute (London, UK), he received the Kay Kendall Leukemia fellowship to develop his research in the Haematopoietic Stem Cell laboratory led by Dominique Bonnet.
Hector performed his PhD in the Immunology group of Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) located at the PRBB (Barcelona) led by Dr. Cristina López-Rodríguez (2013-2018). During his PhD, he obtained a fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Science to study how innate immune cells work in homeostasis and sense and respond to pathogens. Specifically, he characterised a new mechanism that limits type I interferon (IFN-I) and the antiviral response in innate immune cells. For his PhD thesis, Hector received the Doctoral School PhD Extraordinary Award for the academic year 2018-2019 at UPF.
Hector is also the leader of the FlowAfrica initiative, a collaborative project developed with the non-profit organisation TReND that works to bring flow cytometry to African Institutes that struggle to have access to this technology. Find out more here: https://trendinafrica.org/flowafrica/.