Alejandro Lastra Romero

Alejandro Lastra Romero

Clinical Assistant
Visiting address: BioMedicum A4, Solnavägen 9, 17165 Solna
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 Barnonkologi och Barnkirurgi Blomgren, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am PhD student in Klas Blomgren group whithin the Department of Women's and Children Health's.

    Master's Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular biology and Biomedicine from the Complutense University of Madrid. 2017-2018.

    Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry from University of Sevilla. 2013-2017.

    Academic honours, awards and prizes
    Best poster award in Barntumörbanken Symposium 2022.

    3rd poster prize in Cancer Research KI retreat 2022.

    Best picture prize in StratNeuro Retreat 2022.


  • The main goal of my PhD project is to prevent or reverse the chronic neuroinflammation that occurs in the juvenile brain after radiotherapy. Ionizing radiation selectively kills stem and progenitor cells in the neurogenic regions of the brain. Irradiation-induced inflammation impairs neurogenesis and chronic inflammation is considered to be one reason why it does not recover, why the brain degenerate at a faster rate and why is more susceptible to other injuries


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