Meet the Team


Dr. Bruno Ramos Molina

Principal Investigator |

Born in Blanca (Murcia) in 1984, Dr. Ramos-Molina studied Biochemistry at the University of Murcia (2007) and received his PhD by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B and Immunology from the same University in 2013, where he worked under the supervision of Prof. Peñafiel and Dr. Lopez-Contreras.  He carried out two postdoctoral stays abroad, one at the University of Maryland-Baltimore (Lindberg Lab) in USA and the other one at the University of Leuven (Creemers Lab) in Belgium. During these postdoctoral experiences he mainly focused on the study of the role of proprotein convertases in metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes using transgenic animal and cellular model. On his return to Spain in 2017 he joined the Biomedical Research Institute of Malaga (IBIMA) to carried out further postdoctoral training in obesity and metabolism in the Tinahones Lab. In 2020, he was appointed Junior Group Leader at the Biomedical Research Institute of Murcia (IMIB).


Dr. Maria Ángeles Nuñez-Sánchez

Postdoctoral Researcher |

Dr. Núñez-Sánchez graduated from University of Murcia with BSc Biochemistry (2010) and carried out her PhD in Group On Quality, Safety and Bioactivity of Plant Foods at the CEBAS-CSIC in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Espín, Dr. García-Conesa and Dr. González-Sarrías.  After obtaining her PhD (2016) with highest honors, she joined the Bile Acid group at the APC Microbiome Ireland (University College Cork, Cork, Ireland) where she got a Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Prof. Cormac Gahan. Here she studied the role of secondary bile acids on gut development in early infancy. On her return to Spain in 2020 he joined the Neuroscience Institute (UMH-CSIC) until 2022 when she moved back to Murcia to work at the Biomedical Research Institute of Murcia (IMIB). She is currently the grantee of a Stop Fuga de Cerebros contract funded by Roche and carries out her own research as IP funded by the Fundación Séneca on obesity inheritance in the maternal-infant axis.

María A. Martínez-Sánchez

PhD Student |

Alba Oliva Bolarín

Lab Technician |