Ana Isabel Flores
Ana I. Flores earned her Pharmacy Degree at the University of Salamanca in Spain. She was awarded a Comunidad de Madrid grant to develop her Ph.D. thesis at the Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO) and she obtained an Extraordinary Doctorate Award. She did her postdoctoral studies at Case Western Reserve University, and at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and she was awarded a 3-year fellowship for young researchers from The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Later, she was awarded a Carlos III Health Institute grant for the "creation of a new research group" at the Hospital 12 de Octubre where she is the Principal Investigator of the Regenerative Medicine Group at the Research Institute Hospital 12 de Octubre (imas12). Her research focuses on the study of perinatal stem cells and their regenerative potential in several pathologies. Her first work about placental stem cells was awarded by the Diario Médico as one of "The Best Ideas in Healthcare of the Year 2010" in Research and Pharmacology. She had directed several Doctoral Theses, and numerous students of Final Degree Project, Master's Thesis, and curricular and extracurricular internships. Dr. Flores is also an editorial board member for several journals and an evaluator of research projects of several National and International agencies. In addition, Ana I. Flores is a Member of the Biobank Scientific Committee at the imas12 Research Institute which is registered in the National Registry of Biobanks, belonging to the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII). Moreover, Dr. Flores is a member of the Board of Directors of Sociedad Española de Medicina Regenerativa y Terapia Celular (SEMERETEC).