Meet the Team


Dr. Bruno Ramos Molina

Principal Investigator |

Dr. Ramos-Molina completed his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at the University of Murcia in 2007 and earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B and Immunology at the same university in 2013.

Following his doctoral studies, he embarked on two postdoctoral research experiences abroad. The first was at the University of Maryland-Baltimore (Baltimore, USA), and the second was at the University of Leuven (Leuven, Belgium). During these postdoctoral roles, his primary focus was investigating the role of proprotein convertases in metabolic disorders, such as obesity and diabetes, utilizing transgenic animal and cellular models.

In 2017, upon his return to Spain, Dr. Ramos-Molina joined the Biomedical Research Institute of Malaga (IBIMA) thank to the support of a “Sara Borrell” fellowship from the Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII) for further postdoctoral training in the field of obesity and metabolism from a translational perspective. Subsequently, in 2020, he was appointed as a Junior Group Leader at the Biomedical Research Institute of Murcia (IMIB) with the support of a “Miguel Servet” tenure-track contract from the ISCIII.


Dr. Maria Ángeles Nuñez-Sánchez

Postdoctoral Researcher

María A. Martínez-Sánchez

PhD Student

Dr. Núñez-Sánchez earned her BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Murcia in 2010. She completed her Ph.D. within the Group on Quality, Safety, and Bioactivity of Plant Foods at CEBAS-CSIC in 2016.

Following the completion of her Ph.D. in 2016, she joined the Bile Acid group at APC Microbiome Ireland (University College Cork, Cork, Ireland), where she was awarded a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship. During this postdoctoral role, she focused on investigating the role of secondary bile acids in gut development during early infancy.

In 2020, she returned to Spain and worked at the Neuroscience Institute (UMH-CSIC) until 2022 when she relocated to Murcia to join the ODiM Lab at IMIB. Currently, she is the recipient of a “Stop Fuga de Cerebros” contract funded by Roche and conducts her own research as the Principal Investigator, funded by the “Fundación Séneca”, with a focus on studying the inheritance of obesity within the maternal-infant axis.

María Antonia Martínez-Sánchez holds a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) and a BSc in Food Science and Technology from the University of Murcia (UMU). She is currently a Ph.D. student in the ODiM Lab. She is the recipient of a PFIS contract funded by the Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII).

Alba Oliva-Bolarín

Lab Technician |

Sara Rico-Chazarra


Alba Oliva-Bolarin has been a laboratory technician in the ODiM Lab since 2021. She is an expert in various molecular biology and cell culture techniques, as well as in the processing of biological samples from human patients.

Sara Rico-Chazarra, currently a Biochemistry student, is completing an internship in the ODiM Lab. She has gained experience in various molecular biology and cell culture techniques.