Joaquin Zacarias Cabeza
University of Essex-4 years, Cinvestav-Mexico 2 years, University of Puebla- 5 years.
PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Birmingham, Kings College London and CIML-INSERM France.
Name of MRC-funded unit/centre/institute:
I am highly motivated biologist with several years of experience in the academia.
I live in Leicester and I walk every day to the Institute to work. I like to walk and run in the parks or doing exercise in the gym. When I have time I try to cook international food. I like to travel to different countries and learn different cultures.
I like to watch all kind of films (my favourites are comedies and Science fiction). And I like to play the acoustic guitar.
Studying Molecular Mechanims of Mesothelioma Cancer
By using a mouse model we are studing the molecular mechanisms that cause mesothelioma cancer when people are exposed to different pathologiacl fibres.
My Typical Day:
Doing my best!
Enjoying every day not only in my work but also outside of the laboratory. Life is hard but life is life and beautiful!
What I'd do with the prize money:
Investing in Science for Children
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
I am a very motivate Biologist
What did you want to be after you left school?
I would like to teach molecular biology to the new generations
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Celin Dion, Andrea Bochelli / Aerosmith, ACDC, Guns and Rosses
What's your favourite food?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1. Have a good health for many years, 2. Visit more often my family, 3. Do more sports
Tell us a joke.
What cheese do you use to coax a bear out of the woods with? Camembert!