Monica Varela Alvarez
Monica leads a research line focused on dissecting the molecular mechanisms of inflammasome pathways and studying how their activation leads to cell death. The lab uses zebrafish and in vitro models to decipher the role of inflammasomes and cell death in health and disease.
Researcher, NWO Veni Laureate, IBL, Leiden University (2019-Present)
Postdoctoral researcher, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, IBL, Leiden University (2016-2018)
PhD candidate Immunology, JAE Fellow, IIM-CSIC (2010-2015)
MSc intern, Santiago de Compostela University, Spain (2008-2010)
Monica´s research focuses on the study of inflammasomes and cell death and their role in disease.
Current Research Projects
Spreading the fire: Why is pyroptotic cell death contagious? (2021)
Conquering the Fortress: New strategies for the treatment of tuberculosis (2019-2023)
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