Born in Barcelona, Verónica studied Biology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2005) and obtained her PhD in Biomedicine from the Universitat de Barcelona (2011). She worked under the supervision of Dr. Anna Bigas and Dr. Lluis Espinosa at the IMIM-Hospital del Mar identifying the link between Wnt and Notch signaling pathways maintaining intestinal homeostasis and promoting tumor initiation.
She performed her postdoctoral training in Notch Signaling in Stem cells and Tumors Group at Institute Curie in Paris and focused on unraveling the cellular hierarchy of the mammary gland using lineage tracing assays. In 2015, she joined Growth Factors Group, leaded by Prof Joaquín Arribas at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology, to generate new in vivo models to understand the role of senescence in cancer.
Since 2020, Verónica is a Junior Group Leader at the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Reseach Institute (IJC), as Ramon y Cajal Fellow.