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Francisco Exposito, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Francisco Exposito, PhD


Francisco Expósito studied Biology in the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain. 2011-2015), where he also did his Master's Degree in Cancer Biomedical Research (2015-2016). Then, he completed his PhD in the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), where he studied novel strategies to increase the therapeutic efficacy of chemotherapy and immunotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer (2016-2020). He also holds a Master's degree in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and the University of Barcelona (2021). After finishing his PhD he joined the Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Physiology of the University of Navarra as teaching support staff (2020-2021). Then in January 2022 he has joined the Politi Lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow to study distinct mechanisms of tumor progression and drug sensitivity in lung cancer.

Education & Training

  • MSc
    Universitat Oberta de Catalunya / University of Barcelona (2021)
  • PhD
    University of Navarra, Applied Biomedical Research (2020)
  • MSc
    University of Navarra, Cancer Biomedical Research (2016)
  • BSc
    University of Navarra, Biology (2015)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
LCRF’s William C. Rippe Award for Distinguished Research in Lung CancerLung Cancer Research Foundation2023
AACR Scholar-in-Training Award supported by an independent educational grant from AbbVieAmerican Association for Cancer Research (AACR)2023
33rd Edition of Grants for Postgraduate studies in Life and Matter Sciences in Foreign Universities and Research CentersFundación Ramón Areces2022, 2023
Tebu-bio prize for the Best Oral Communication at the Joint Congress 2017 of the Spanish Societies of Genetics, Cell Biology and Developmental Biology. Spanish Societies of Genetics, Cell Biology and Developmental Biology.2017
PhD Fellowship ADA University of Navarra in association with “La Caixa” Banking Foundation2016
Fellowship program University of Navarra for Master students pursuing a PhDADA University of Navarra 2015

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