Diana Grajales


I am Diana and I was born in the lovely region of Alicante, southeast of Spain. I got my bachelor in Biochemistry from the University of Valencia (Spain) in 2015, which I complemented with an Erasmus scholarship in Oslo (Norway). After that, I was delighted to receive the acceptance from Lund University (Sweden), where I finally graduated with a Master in Biomedicine in 2017. I completed my master thesis based on the interaction between glucose metabolism and melatonin signaling at the Lund University Diabetes Centre, and I also worked in autophagy impairment and type 2 diabetes. All these academic years showed me how challenging but fulfilling science is, and today I am extremely grateful of being chosen as a PhD candidate of the TREATMENT Marie Sklodowska-Curie network at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), with the aim of addressing the effect of second generation antipsychotics on the endocrine pancreas. But life is not only about science and I like to enjoy everything it offers. I love hiking and connect to nature, as well as traveling and learning from other cultures.