Lorea Blazquez Garcia

Lorea Blazquez got her PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of the Basque Country in 2009. In her PhD in Dr. Lopez de Munain’s lab, she characterized splicing variants in white blood cells and developed a cDNA sequencing approach for the molecular diagnosis of muscular dystrophies. She also explored RNA-based therapeutic strategies to correct splice-site mutations. From 2009 to 2014 she worked in Dr Fortes’ lab at the University of Navarre, where she examined the use of modified RNA molecules (U1i and RNAi) to inhibit gene expression with therapeutic purposes. In 2014, thanks to a Marie Curie Intra-European fellowship, she joined Prof. Ule’s lab, where she studies recursive splicing mechanism and its regulation by RNA-binding proteins.