After completing a degree on Veterinary medicine (DVM) at the Extremadura University (UNEX, Spain), in 2017 I obtained a PhD on Animal Production at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, Spain).

From 2017 to 2020, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher sharing my time between the Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology (GABI) research unit of INRAE in Jouy-en-Josas (France), and the Systemic modeling applied to ruminants (MoSAR) research unit of AgroParisTech in Paris (France). During this time my research interests were related to applied statistical and computational tools to understand the genetic basis of complex traits in pigs.

Since 2020, I joined Hendrix Genetics (Boxmeer, the Netherlands) as a Geneticist working on genotypes and genomic evaluations at multi-species animal breeding (-swine, -turkeys, -layers, -poultry, -salmon, -shrimp and -trout).

From 2022 I have focused on the Swine brand of Hendrix Genetics Hypor, one of the world’s leading suppliers of pig genetics. In this position I’m responsible to improve our pig lines through continual genetic improvement for the pork supply chain (producers, processors, retailers, and consumers).


  1. Responsible for global genetic evaluation of pig populations, including the development of genetic models, traits, phenotypic and genomic data flow, and the execution of the processed developed.
  2. Provide genetic support to customers on selection programs to improve pig populations.
  3. Overseeing projects moving from research to development and into commercial pig breeding.

Moreover, collaborating cross-departmentally to improve internal processes and creating sales opportunities are also my ambitions.


  • Genetics & Genomics
  • Biostatistics
  • Animal Breeding


  • PhD in Animal Production, 2017

    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona | Spain

  • MSc in Animal Breeding and Reproduction Biotechnology, 2013

    Universitat Politecnica de Valencia | Spain Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona | Spain

  • DVM Degree on Veterinary Medicine, 2011

    Universidad de Extremadura | Spain




Understanding the importance of gut microbiota for the improvement of swine efficiency and robustness.


An integrative biology-based study of the influence of intestinal microbiota composition on piglet robustness at weaning in a …

IBIOME project

Genetic and functional validation of QTLs, genes and gene networks and study of microbiome effect on growth, fatness and …

IBMAP project

Application of Genomics and Massive Parallel Sequencing methods to the study of genetic variants that regulate growth, …


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