Senior Editor (U.K.)
After graduating with a degree in Zoology in Madrid, Ines moved to Cambridge and became very interested in molecular biology and development while she worked as Research Assistant in a Drosophila lab. She was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge for her research in adhesion signalling pathways with Nick Brown at the Gurdon Institute. She subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University with Prof. William Gelbart, analysing TGF-β signalling in Drosophila. During this time she also studied the miR-2 family of microRNAs in collaboration with the group of Steve Cohen in Heidelberg (Germany), where she worked for several months. After a brief stint examining the role of C. elegans microRNAs in the laboratory of Eric Miska (University of Cambridge), she moved back to flies working with Isabel Palacios at the Department of Zoology where she analyzed the role of the Hippo tumour-suppressor pathway during epithelial proliferation and polarity determination. Ines joined the PLOS Biology team in April 2009 in what she considers to be an excellent opportunity to collaborate closely with other scientists to help them share their results with the rest of the community.