Teresa has been a Tenure-Track Group Leader at the Babraham Institute since February 2022. She obtained her MSc in Biology from the Autonoma University of Madrid in 2007. For her PhD at Miguel Manzanares’ group at CNIC in Madrid, Teresa studied the first cell fate choice in mammalian pre-implantation development.
In 2016, she joined the Briscoe lab supported by an EMBO postdoctoral fellowship. For her postdoc, she compared human and mouse neural tube development and established in vitro motor neuron differentiation models from mouse and human embryonic stem cells to investigate developmental timing. She was awarded an ERC Starting Grant to start her Comparative Stem Cell Dynamics lab (https://rayonlab.org/) at the Institute. The lab will investigate the molecular and metabolic mechanisms that regulate biological timing.