Damiana Álvarez-Errico obtained her degree in Biochemistry in 2000 at Universidad de la República (Montevideo, Uruguay). After that, she was awarded a Mutis PhD Fellowship from the AECI. She moved to Barcelona, where she graduated as a PhD in Life and Health Sciences in the area of Immunology (at Prof. López-Botet laboratory) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
After finishing her PhD, she obtained a Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship from the Fogarty International Center and joined Dr. Juan Rivera’s laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA. During her postdoctoral stage at NIH (2006-2009) she worked in the field of regulation of allergic inflammation and signalling of the IgE high affinity receptor.
Subsequently, she received a postdoctoral Juan de la Cierva Fellowship (2009-2012) at the Universidad de Barcelona. During that period she made a relevant contribution to the field of regulation of allergic inflammation in humans.
In March 2013 she joined Dr. Esteban Ballestar’s group, where she focused on omic analysis of epigenetic regulation of innate immune response in health and disease.
In October 2017 Damiana joined Dr. Mercedes Ricote´s Nuclear Receptors laboratory at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) in Madrid, where she is currently applying her expertise on innate immune cells and epigenomics in order to decipher single cell transcriptome and epigenome of cardiac macrophages in homeostasis and disease.