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Beatriz Salvador

Dr Beatriz Salvador

Research Associate

School of Biosciences

+44 29206 88506
Hadyn Ellis Building, Room ECSCRI, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ


My research focuses on the first events occurring in the development of pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive diesease with very poor prognosis, mainly due to its late diagnosis. Therefore, understanding how it develops is crucial to develop early detection tools and preventative treatments that improves patient survival.

My objective is to understand how cells that acquire mutations in the pancreas relate to their non-mutant neighbours to develop premalignant lesions.



I finished my BSc in Biology at Universidad de Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares, Spain) in 2013, and then moved to San Pablo CEU University (Madrid, Spain) to study my MSc in Clinic Research Applied to Oncology (2013-2014).

I joined Dr. Melchor Álvarez de Mon lab as Research Assistant in 2012 and collaborated in a project to characterize Recent Thymic Emigrants in Reumathoid Artritis patients treated with Rituximab.

In 2014 I started my PhD at the Spanish National Cancer Research Institute (CNIO) supervised by Dr. Manuel Hidalgo and Dr. Marcos Malumbres, too study CDK4/6 inhibitors in combination with standard chemotherapies for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. After finishing my PhD, I did a short 5-month postdoc at Malumbres lab.

Finally, in 2019 I moved to Cardiff University to Hogan lab where I am studying cell competition in pancreatic cancer initiation.