Miriam studied Biotechnology at the Autonomous University of Queretaro and completed the MSc. in Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology at Sussex University. She has worked on different projects of functional genomics, experimental oncology and immunology in Mexico, Spain and Canada. Currently enrolled in the dual Manchester-Beijing PhD programme she focusses on applying synthetic biology, genomics and AI to develop novel therapeutic approaches for cancer. Outside of the academic world, she has launched start up initiatives to promote a more inclusive world; she enjoys chess, independent films, theatre and reading.