Samantha López studied her BSc in Biology in Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and her MSc in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
During the MSc she collaborated with the Mathematical Biology Group of the Center for Mathematical Research (Bellaterra) and with the Plant and Animal Genomics Group in the Center for Agrigenomics Research (UAB) as data scientist. She also developed a bioinformatics tool to identify potential target sequences in viral RNAs for the CRISPR/Cas13a system’s diagnosis application ‘SHERLOCK’, as her MSc final thesis.
She is a founder of the biotech startup ‘RheoDx’ focused on hemathology diagnostics using rheology, where she worked for 2 years as Scientific Director.
She has joined the Brainlab as a early-stage researcher. Her PhD thesis on psychoacoustics and neuroscience focuses on examining the emotions and mental states evoked by the acoustic particularities of rock art landscapes, under the ERC project ‘Artsoundscapes’, supervised by Prof. Carles Escera and Prof. Margarita Díaz-Andreu.
PREPRINT: M. Gòdia, Y. Ramayo-Caldas, L. M. Zingaretti, S. López, J. E. Rodriguez-Gil, M. Yeste, A. Sánchez, A. Clop. A RNA-seq characterization of the porcine sperm microbiome. DOI: 10.1101/2020.03.16.994244.