Carlos Zaragoza received in 1990 his B.S. at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. In 1996 at the Department of Genetics, he received his PhD for his contribution in study of genetic mutations caused by the activation of mobile genetic elements. In 1995 Dr. Zaragoza moved to the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB, CSIC, Madrid) where he started to work in an emerging field of research, in the laboratory of Dr. Santiago Lamas, characterizing the controlling region of the gene, which encodes for the inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase, to address the effect of Nitric Oxide (NO) in the inflammatory response. In 1996 as postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Charles J. Lowenstein, at the Division of Cardiology of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he studied the relevance of NO in the in the host defense against viral pathogens in cardiovascular pathology, in particular during Coxsackievirus-mediated myocarditis. Back in 2002 Dr. Zaragoza joined the CNIC with a Ramon y Cajal reintegration contract to start a research career in the field of Cardiology in Spain, where he is now junior scientist running the laboratory of Animal Models of Cardiovascular Pathology in the Department of Atherotrombosis and Cardiovascular Imaging leaded by Dr. Valentin Fuster.