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Elizabeth Figueroa-Juarez


Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Originally from Mexico, I completed my undergraduate studies at the faculty of Chemistry at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and an MSc in Biomedicine (Distinction). Later, I completed an MRes and my PhD in metabolic and cardiovascular disease at the University of Cambridge, funded by a Cambridge Wellcome Trust scholarship. During this time, I was awarded with a Charter Award from Homerton College at the University of Cambridge, and a Carlos Fuentes award. I also did two research internships, one funded by the Nuffield Department of Medicine in Oxford, and another one in Germany funded by Bayer Science and Education Foundation. In June 2024 I joined Sarah De Val lab at the IDRM as a postdoctoral research fellow as part of the Novo Nordisk-University of Oxford program. My fellowship project is focused on identifying human arterial enhancers and explore key transcriptional regulators and pathways regulated by pathological stimuli inherent to atherosclerosis. To contact me, please send me an email at