Transformation and Metastasis Group

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Eva González Suárez
Eva González Suárez Group Leader
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Staff Scientists

  • Patricia González
  • María Jiménez
  • Gema Pérez

Graduate Students

  • Alexandra Barranco
  • Marina Císcar
  • Alejandro Collado
  • Pedro Luis Echevarria
  • Jaime Redondo
  • Sergi Velasco


  • Víctor López

Research in the Transformation and Metastasis Group aims to identify novel therapeutic targets for epithelial cancer treatment and to elucidate resistance mechanisms to drugs currently available. Tumours exploit and manipulate for their benefit the same mechanisms that work correctly in the healthy tissue. Thus, we first aim to understand normal development, and then to identify the key events that lead to tumour initiation, progression and metastasis developed in order to avoid and combat them. Complementary tools including primary cell cultures and organoids, mouse models and clinical samples are used with the final goal of translating basic knowledge into clinically relevant findings.

One of our research lines aims to characterise the role of the TNF family member RANK in mammary gland development and breast cancer and to elucidate its therapeutic potential.