Research/Areas of Interest: Our research is in the fields of glycobiology and ophthalmology, focusing on the structure and function of the glycocalyx—a carbohydrate-rich layer lining the surface of eukaryotic cells. My laboratory has developed innovative methods clearly demonstrating how glycans regulate many aspects of the inflammatory response. These include elucidating the role of endomucin as an anti-adhesive molecule that prevents the rolling of leukocytes on vascular endothelial cells, and how galectins, a group of galactose-binding proteins, promote a proinflammatory environment following ocular trauma.


  • PhD, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • BS, University of Valladolid, Spain