Dr. Chico obtained a degree in Biology at the University of Alicante, Spain, in 2003, and a degree in Biochemistry at Miguel Hernandez University (UMH), Spain, in 2005. She acquired a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology with a focus on Fish Immunology and Viral Prophylaxis at the Institute of Research, Development, and Innovation in Healthcare Biotechnology in Elche (IDiBE), University Miguel Hernandez (UMH), Spain in July 2010. In 2012, she began working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Organism Biology and Comparative Physiology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Her work was focused on innate immunity and hematopoiesis in crustaceans. Since 2015, Dr. Chico has been a postdoctoral researcher at the IDiBE-UMH, Spain. She works with Dr. Maria del Mar Ortega-Villaizán’s research group at the IDiBE´s research subgroup of Antiviral and Antimicrobial Strategies. Her current research interest is the evaluation of the innate and adaptive immune response to viral pathogens in aquaculture in the context of the role of red blood cells as cell mediators in the fish immune response.