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Biography

Teresa Zulueta-Coarasa earned her M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Navarra in Spain and completed her Master’s Thesis under the supervision of Professor Raul San Jose Estepar at Brigham’s and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. During this time, she developed an algorithm to automatically classify different pulmonary emphysema types from CT scans.

Supported by a Trillium Scholarship from the Ontario Government, Teresa attended the University of Toronto, where she was awarded her PhD in Biomedical Engineering for work completed with Professor Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez. She developed image analysis tools and combined experimental and computational techniques to explore the physical basis of embryonic wound repair, which has important implications for understanding embryonic development and disease.

Recently she has been awarded a long-term fellowship from the European Molecular Biology Organization and a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Commission to pursue postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Professor Jody Rosenblatt at King’s. Teresa is currently applying her skillset in biomechanics and quantitative image analysis to investigate how mechanical signals affect cancer cell spreading in vivo.