Microenvironment & Metastasis Group

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Research Scientists

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Marta Hergueta

Graduate Students

  • Enrique Bastón
  • María Victoria del Castillo
  • Juan García-Agulló


  • Sara Sánchez-Redondo
  • Vanesa Santos

In the Microenvironment and Metastasis laboratory, we are interested in understanding the crosstalk between tumour and stromal cells along metastatic progression. We are interested in how tumour cells can extrinsically influence the evolution of cancer during metastatic spread. For this purpose, we are analysing 1) the role of small extracellular vesicles (sEVs) in primary tumour evolution and pre-metastatic niche formation in melanoma, prostate and pancreatic cancer, and 2) the influence of obesity in breast cancer metastasis, as well as defining 3) the relevance of nerve growth factor receptor (NGFR) in melanoma, oral squamous cell carcinoma, and bladder cancer metastasis, aiming to develop new targeted therapies.