Gabriela Rios Martini

Why this profession?

I have been always curious of the complex processes of the human body and how they are dysregulated in different pathologies. A deeper interest in research started during my bachelor studies in Biology. During my master studies in Kiel, I had the chance to gain a more profound knowledge on inflammatory diseases and the intricate interplay between the immune system, the microbiome and the environment. During my PhD I will try to understand the different responses of antigen-specific T cells and how the dysregulation of these responses against a particular antigen can contribute to pathology in the case of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Why RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation?

Being a member of this RTG gives me a big opportunity to learn more about other inflammatory diseases as well as different research angles to understand my particular subject of work, IBD.

It also puts important effort into the consolidation of soft skills, through many workshops and seminars. Lastly, having a constant association with other doctoral students allows for the sharing of academic and personal experiences during my doctoral journey.