Susana Magadán Mompó

Distinguished Researcher

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Dr. Susana Magadán Mompó , since May 2019 is a Distinguished Researcher at CINBIO, carrying out her work in basic and applied Immunology.

Dr. Magadán received her PhD degree (2002) in Biology from the University of Vigo after working in Immunology-Immunotherapy, generating fully human monoclonal antibodies directed to human leukemia cells using transgenic mice. Then, she worked as Associate Teacher in a private university in Portugal (, where improved her training skills and promoted the creation of a research laboratory, which she was in charge since 2006. There, she continued her work in Immunotherapy and opened new projects to characterize the adaptive immune response in different vertebrate models.

Since 2009, Dr. Magadán has developed her research career in different international and national research centers. She worked at Spanish Oceanographic Institute (IEO, Vigo), then with Dr. Pierre Boudinot at the Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA, Jouy en Josas, France) and with Dr. Salinas (University of New Mexico, USA) where she developed different deep sequencing protocols of Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire sequencing (AIRRseq) to characterize the complexity of adaptive immune response and identify B/T cell molecular markers associated to effective immune response in vertebrates against pathogens and vaccines.

Dr. Magadán has an excellent background in basic and applied immunology and is an active member of the international AIRR community, which is committed to promote good practices, including the definition of the minimal metadata required for comparisons and integrated analysis of AIRRseq datasets. Her scientific career was granted by several competitive pre-doctoral and post-doctoral grants (Nicolás Peña, BEFI-ISCIII, Parga Pondal), including a Co-fund Talent Atraction Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (FellowSea, University of Vigo).

The results of her work are reflected in 2 patents, over 27 peer-reviewed SCI journal publications, 6 book chapters, and more than 20 oral communications in international and national congresses. Her activity has also been developed in the academic domain, including the co-direction of 2 PhD thesis, 6 Master thesis and 3 final grade projects. In addition, she is involved in teaching within the degree on Chemistry and Biology at the University of Vigo and, in Master of Advanced Biotechnology and Master in Genomics and Genetics, both of them are inter-universitary degrees.