Pura Muñoz-Cánoves studied Pharmacology at the University of Valencia. She obtained her PhD in Biology at the Madrid Autonomous University for work carried out at The Scripps Research Institute, and did postdoctoral work at the University of California-San Diego and The Scripps Research Institute, and in 1995 she joined the Cancer Research Institute in Barcelona as a postdoc, becoming an independent group leader in 1997. In 2002 her group moved to the Center for Genomic regulation in Barcelona, and she became a senior group leader in 2007 in that Institution. In 2009 she moved to the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), supported by ICREA, as coordinator of the Cell Biology Unit. At present, she is an ICREA Research Professor and Cell Biology Professor in the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at the UPF. Pura Muñoz-Cánoves is an EMBO Member. Her group is also part of the CIBERNED from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III. From 2009-2013, she was Scientific Manager (“Gestor”) of the Spanish National Program on Biomedicine (SAF Area) of the Spanish Ministry of Science (MINECO). Prior to this, from 2004-2008, she was an Adjunt to the Coordinator of the Fundamental and Systems Biology Area at the Spanish National Evaluation and Foresight Agency (ANEP). In 2016, through a UPF-CNIC agreement (convenio UPF-CNIC), Pura Muñoz-Cánoves started her laboratory at CNIC in the Vascular Pathophysiology Area.