Laura Soucek is the Principal Investigator of VHIO´S Mouse Models of Cancer Therapies Group. She is also Research Professor at ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) and Associate Professor at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
Laura graduated in 1996 in Biological Sciences at University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy. She obtained her PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology at the National Research Center (CNR), in Rome. In 2001 she joined University of California San Francisco, initially as postdoctoral fellow and later, in 2006 as Assistant Researcher. Since early 2011, Dr. Soucek heads the Mouse Models of Cancer Therapies Group at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), in Barcelona. She published in some of the most prestigious international journals and received awards and grants from AACR, the Miguel Servet Program, the FERO Foundation, the Association for International Cancer Research, the European Research Council, FIS and BBVA. In December 2014 she founded a spin-off company, Peptomyc S.L. and she currently holds the CEO position of the company.