Welcome to Raquel !


Raquel Alvarez Ocana obtained her Bachelors in Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 2015. During her degree, she worked in Isabel Correas’s laboratory on biochemical and functional characterization of 4.1/Coracle protein in Drosophila, and in Ana Busturia’s laboratory investigating MDM2 expression and p53-dependent apoptotic factors in Drosophila melanogaster cells. In September 2015 she started her Masters in Medical Biology at UNIL, working in Angela Ciuffi’s group for her First Steps Project on the resurrection of a zebrafish endogenous retrovirus. She has joined R. Benton’s lab in February 2016 for her Masters project, to perform a comparative analysis of olfactory pathways in drosophilid species, under the supervision of Thomas Auer and Roman Arguello.