Jose started his scientific career in the University of Granada (Spain) where he got his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry in 2018. As his main interest was the host-pathogen interaction, he decided to continue his education by applying to the Major Infectious Diseases of the Molecular Biosciences Master program at the Heidelberg University. During his Master Thesis on Hepatitis E virus replication in human intestinal epithelial cells, he deepened his knowledge in the antiviral innate immune response and the interferon cell signaling pathway. After completing his Master’s studies in early 2021, Jose stayed at the Center for Integrative Infectious Disease Research in Heidelberg as a research assistant for 11 months, before finally joining the Schmidt lab in 2022 as a PhD student. Currently, he continues his research in viral sensing and innate immune response by studying MAVs signalosomes regulation.
Since he was a child, Jose has always enjoyed reading and getting lost in worlds of fantasy and magic. He is also a fan of manga, video games and boardgames.