Natalia Hernandez-Pacheco

Natalia Hernandez-Pacheco

Postdoctoral Researcher
Telephone: +46852486129
Visiting address: KI/Institutionen för klinisk forskning och utbildning, SÖS, 11883 Stockholm
Postal address: S1 Klinisk forskning och utbildning, Södersjukhuset, S1 KI SÖS Pediatrik,Melén, 118 83 Stockholm

About me

  • My major interest is the investigation of the genetic factors of complex
    traits in humans, mostly respiratory diseases.
    Despite my background in genomics and transcriptomics of the response to
    asthma medications, my research experience is progressively broadening to
    other approaches with genetics in a central position in the attempt to better
    understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the accelerated decline in
    lung function in patients with childhood asthma and the persistence of the
    disease until adult life.
    Specifically, the combination of genomics and proteomics in different
    asthma-related traits and the exploration of genetic determinants of lung
    function across the lifespan through the estimation of polygenic risk scores
    of different respiratory traits are my main current focuses.
    2022: Extraordinary Ph.D. Award - University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
    2021: EAACI Research Medium-term Fellowship - European Academy of Allergy and
    Clinical Immunology
    2021: ERS Long-Term Research Fellowship 2021 - European Respiratory Society
    2019: 1st Research Excellence Award for Ph.D. Students from University of La
    Laguna’s Research Institutes - University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
    Jun 2021 - present: Postdoc – Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet
    Feb 2021: Ph.D. in Health Sciences* *- Hospital Universitario N.S. de
    Candelaria, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain. Dissertation: Genetic
    factors involved in the response to inhaled corticosteroids in pediatric
    Jan 2019 - Jun 2019: Ph.D. internship - Center for Human Molecular Genetics
    and Pharmacogenomics, University of Maribor, Slovenia
    Jun 2016: MSc in Biomedicine - University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
    Jul 2015: BSc in Biology - University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain


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