Juan Carlos Lopez Rodriguez

I have bachelor's in science specialised in biochemistry and master's in biochemistry, molecular biology and biomedicine from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

My thesis project was focused on the role of the human bronchial pulmonary epithelium in the context of olive pollen allergy.

My project at the Francis Crick Institute is based at performing a real-time analysis of the immune responses to Klebsiella pneumonia infections, carried out by Mucosal-Associated Invariants T Cells (MAITs) in the lung.

MAITs represent a novel non-conventional T lymphocyte cell type, specialized in the recognition of metabolites secreted by both commensal and pathogenic microorganisms, such as Riboflavin (Vitamin B2).