Born 1978 in Barcelona, Spain. Studied Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Barcelona. PhD in Biomedicine at the Center for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona in 2007. Postdoc in the Netherlands (Adult tissue-resident stem cells). Developed the first stomach, liver and pancreas organoids from adult tissues. Own lab as a junior group leader at the Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge from February 2014. Awarded the first Lise Meitner excellence program award from the Max Planck Society in 2019. Moved her lab to the MPI-CBG. She was appointed director at the MPI-CBG in May 2022. Her group develops organoid models to investigate the collective characteristics of multicellular mammalian tissues during homeostasis and regeneration and how diseases emerge from changes in the cellular properties and behaviors. For her pioneering work on developing organoid models, she has received several awards, including the Hamdan Award for Medical excellence, the Women in Cell Science Prize from the British Society, the EMBO Young Investigator Award, and the BINDER Prize. Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics since May 2022.