Dr Cristina Gutierrez-Caballero is a molecular and cellular biologist. She graduated with a BSc in Biology from the University of Salamanca (Spain), where she subsequently completed her PhD studying proteins involved in cell division and their role in cancer, aging and longevity. After her PhD, Dr Gutierrez-Caballero continued her research in cell division at the University of Warwick as a postdoctoral researcher, funded by Cancer Research UK. More recently, her interests have transitioned towards translational work and drug discovery, and in 2017, she started a position as a Senior Scientist in Exonate Ltd, an early-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops novel drugs to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Lorenza Giannella (Training Manager, Biochemical Society) spoke with her about her work.

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