Miguel graduated in Biology from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), followed by a Master’s in Microbiology, in 2012-2013. For his PhD, he joined Peñalva’s lab, at the Biological Research Centre-Spanish Research Council, Madrid, where he studied endocytic recycling and the dynamic organization of the Golgi apparatus.
In 2018, he joined Stephen Royle’s lab at the University of Warwick (UK) for a short stay, expanding his knowledge on the role of multi-subunit complexes and biological membranes in membrane trafficking, particularly in the formation of clathrin coated vesicles.
Miguel became a member of the Way lab in mid 2019, to study how vaccinia poxvirus hijacks membrane trafficking machinery in its replication cycle, with a special interest in the role of septin and clathrin in vaccinia virus assembly and egress. In order to do that, he is using a combination of Cryo-Electron Tomography and fluorescence microscopy, with a virology and cell biology perspective.