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Iris Aparici Herraiz (Predoctoral Fellow)​

Iris Aparici Herraiz graduated in Microbiology at Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2015. As an undergraduate student she did an internship in Microbiological Analysis Service at the Hospital Universitari de la Vall d’Hebron (Barcelona) in 2014. Her interest in immunology led her to study the MSc in Advanced Immunology at University of Barcelona in 2016. On her master thesis she studied the role of MDA5 promoter in Aicardi-Goutières syndrome. Currently, she is a student in the Medicine and Translational Research PhD Program at University of Barcelona. Her PhD thesis aims to demonstrate that reticulocyte-derived exosomes (REX) from infections mediate signalling mechanisms between the bone marrow and the spleen to compensate from bone marrow anaemia through extramedullar haematopoiesis.