Judit Jimenez Sainz
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department- Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Judit Jiménez-Sainz is a biochemist and geneticist who researches why certain women with BRCA2 mutations have a higher risk of female cancers and how to prevent and cure it at the molecular level. Judit graduated in Biology from the University of Valencia and completed her doctoral thesis within the Molecular Biology of Cancer group at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center (Valencia) and University College London (London). From there she went to the United States to carry out his postdoctoral research in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology at Yale Medical School. In August 2023 Judit started her own research group in Charleston, South Carolina (https://www.jimenezsainzlab.com/). Judit has more than 10 years of experience in projects carried out with the molecular biology of cancer and is the author of seminal studies in high-impact journals. In 2022 she was awarded a CRIS Cancer scholarship to spend a stay at the National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) and named among the 50 most prestigious Riojanos. Additionally, her research project received an award from the Lion Heart Fund for Cancer Research through the Yale Cancer Center. Since 2021, Judit has been president of the Association of Spanish Scientists in the United States (ECUSA) and leads the Talent Attraction and Scientific Policy commission of the network of Spanish scientists abroad (RAICEX). Judit strongly believes in supporting women in science and the new generation of students in STEMM.