Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from University of Oviedo, carried out specialisation in Internal Medicine at Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias and has a Master’s in Medical Virology and General Virology by Pasteur Institute of Paris.
Served in a two-year residency at Hospital Bichat-Claude Bernard of Paris (Viriology Laboratory) as a scholar of the Fonds d’Investigations Sanitaires (FIS).
Later carried out a six-month stay at the Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro (IST) – Genova.
Has worked as a faculty specialist in the Asturian hospitals of Valle del Nalón, Jove and Cabueñes.
Has since 1995 worked in the Tissue Engineering Unit at Centro Comunitario de Sangre y Tejidos de Asturias, currently the head of the Tissue Bank itself.
Since 2012 has developed a programme for Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology at Fundación de Investigación Oftalmológica of Instituto Universitario Fernández-Vega.
Has published over 60 projects in international magazines for Regenerative Medicine and has 8 patent applications in this field.