About María Yáñez-Mó
Dr. Yáñez-Mó research has been focused, since her Ph.D. in the functional characterization of tetraspanin-enriched microdomains in different biological processes: cells migration, tumor and leukocyte extravasation, viral infection, fibrosis, embryonic implantation... In 2009 she was appointed as Director of Technical Facilities and Young Group Leader at the Hospital Santa Cristina, to where she moved in May 2010. In 2014 she applied to the competitive contract Ramón y Cajal, which offered her a link with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and moved to the Center of Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa in the campus in 2016. Recently, because of her data relating tetraspanins in exosome biogenesis, she became member of the International Society of Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) and IOC member of its international meetings in 2016 and 2018. She is also founder member of the Spanish Group of Research in Extracellular Vesicles (GEIVEX) and Member of the Management Committee in BM1202 European Network on Microvesicles and Exosomes in Health and Disease COST ACTION. In this context, her group is devoted to the functional characterization of tetraspanins in exosome biogenesis and function, and in the utilization of tetraspanin-based reagents for exosome quantification and detection in biological samples.