I received a Bachelor in Biology in 2001 and a Bachelor in Biochemistry in 2003, both at the University of Oviedo, Spain. I then moved to the University of Bonn, Germany, to do my PhD on co-infections of mice with filarial worms and malaria. I obtained my PhD degree in 2008. In November 2008, I joined Bill Heath’s lab at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Peter Doherty Institute), where I am currently based. My research investigates T cell biology in malaria, examining the requirements for T cell activation leading to the generation of anti-parasitic antibodies and cytotoxic responses. I have also pioneered the study of liver-resident memory T cells, their protective potential against liver stage malaria and their generation through novel vaccination strategies.