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Gemma Vidal - Pedrola, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Gemma Vidal - Pedrola, PhD


I was born and raised in Barcelona and I studied Human Biology at Pompeu Fabra University there. After my undergrad I moved north, to the UK for my master's. I did my Master in Science in Microbiology and Immunology at Nottingham University. I then moved even more north to Newcastle for my PhD. My PhD was in immunology, I fully characterized a subset of B cells called Age-associated B cells in patients suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. During my PhD I realized how much I enjoyed translational research, being able to work with human samples and make a difference in patient's life. I particularly enjoy public engagement and involvement activities and explaining our research to patients and their families. At Yale, I am following this line of research, but I moved to the infectious diseases field, therefore studying how to improve vaccines for older people and keeping the patients at the center of my research.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Newcastle University, Translational and Clinical Research Institute (2020)
  • MSc
    Nottingham University (2016)
  • BMedSci
    Pompeu Fabra University (2015)