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Inflammation, Tissue Plasticity & Cancer

Trip Lab

Research information

Selected publications

Burdziak, C; Zhao, CJ; Haviv, D; Alonso-Curbelo, D; Lowe, SW; Pe'er, D
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Burdziak, C; Alonso-Curbelo, D; Walle, T; Reyes, J; Barriga, F; Haviv, D; Xie, YB; Zhao, Z; Zhao, CJ; Chen, HA; Chaudhary, O; Masilionis, I; Choo, ZN; Gao, V; Luan, W; Wuest, A; Ho, YJ; Wei, YH; Quail, DF; Koche, R; Mazutis, L; Chaligné, R; Nawy, T; Lowe, SW; Pe'er, D
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Alonso-Curbelo D, Ho YJ, Burdziak C, Maag JLV, Morris JP 4th, Chandwani R, Chen HA, Tsanov KM, Barriga FM, Luan L, Tasdemir N, Livshits G, Azizi E, Chun J, Wilkinson JE, Mazutis L, Leach SD, Koche R, Pe’er D, Lowe SW.
Amor C*, Feucht J*, Leibold J*, Ho Y-J, Zhu C, Alonso-Curbelo D, Mansilla-Soto J, Boyer JA, Li X, Giavridis T, Kulick A, Houlihan S, et al, Sadelain M, Lowe SW.
(*) these authors contributed equally
Paz Zafra M, Parsons MJ, Kim J, Alonso-Curbelo D, Goswami S, Schatoff EM, Han T, Katti A, Calvo Fernandez MT, Wilkinson JE, Piskounova E and Dow LE.
Cancer Discovery
Osmanbeyoglu HU, Shimizu F*, Rynne-Vidal A*, Alonso-Curbelo D*, Chen HA, Wen HY, Yeung TL, Jelinic P, Razavi P, Lowe SW, Mok SC, Chiosis G, Levine DA, Leslie CS.
(*) these authors contributed equally
Nature Communications
Finley LWS*, Vardhana SA*, Carey BW*, Alonso-Curbelo D, Koche R, Chen Y, Wen D, King B, Radler MR, Rafii S, et al, [corr author] Thompson CB.
(*) these authors contributed equally
Nature Cell Biology
Livshits D, Alonso-Curbelo D, Morris JP4th, Koche R, Saborowski M, Wilkinson JE, Lowe SW
Tasdemir N*, Banito B*, Roe JS*, Alonso-Curbelo D*, Camiolo M, Tschaharganeh DF, Huang CH, Aksoy O, Bolden JE, Chen CC, Fennell M, Thapar V, Chicas A, Vakoc CV, Lowe SW.
(*) these authors contributed equally
Cancer Discovery
Alonso-Curbelo D, Soengas MS
Alonso-Curbelo D, Osterloh L, Cañón E, Calvo TG, Martínez-Herranz R, Karras P, Martínez S, et al, [corr. author] Soengas MS.
Alonso-Curbelo D, Riveiro-Falkenbach E, Pérez-Guijarro E, Cifdaloz M, Karras P, Osterloh L, Megías D, Cañón E, et al, [corr. author] Soengas MS.
Cancer Cell
Tormo D, Checińska A, Alonso-Curbelo D, Pérez-Guijarro E, Cañón E, Riveiro-Falkenbach E, Calvo TG, Larribere L, et al, [corr. author] Soengas MS.
Cancer Cell


Plan de Generación de Conocimiento 2021. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

PID2021-128102OA-I00. Dissecting and targeting early epigenetic programs in pancreatic cancer (PRE-CAN)

Ministerio de ciencia e innovación, Unión Europea, Agencia estatal de investigación



SGR-Cat 2021

Grup de Recerca emergent (SGR-Cat 2021) del Departament de Recerca i Universitats. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR). Referència: 2021 SGR 01586.



Redes de investigación 2022

RED2022-134296-T. RAS oncoproteins: from basic science to therapeutic applications (RAS-CURE). This project is a consortium, headed by Dr. David Santamaría from CIC Salamanca.

Ministerio de ciencia e innovación, Agencia estatal de investigación



US DoD Pancreatic Cancer Research Program Idea Development Award

Award Number: W81XWH-22-1-0813. Log Number: PA210096. Epigenetic Licensing of Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis.



II Ayuda de Investigación en Cáncer FERO-ASEICA

BFERO2021.06. Intercepting onco-inflammatory networks in pancreatic cancer.



La Caixa Foundation Junior Leader Incoming

LCF/BQ/PI20/11760006. Dissecting and targeting cell and tissue fate dysregulation in pancreatic cancer.

Fundació La Caixa




"Systemic immunological determinants of tumor evolution and therapy response in BRCA-mutated pancreatic cancer" financiado por Fundación Científica Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer. Referencia: TRNSC235656ALON.



"Systemic immunological determinants of tumor evolution and therapy response in BRCA-mutated pancreatic cancer" financiado por la Unión Europea – NextGenerationEU. Referencia: TRANSCAN2022-784-028.


Honors & Awards
  • 2021 Blavtanik Regional Award for Young Scientists, Winner in Life Sciences category (USA)    
  • 2021 Hipatia Prize for Young Talent in Science, Finalist (2nd position) (Spain)                     
  • 2021 Bentejui Young Award, Winner in Professional category, Bentejui Youth Association (Spain)
  • 2020 La Caixa Postdoctoral Junior Leader Fellowship, La Caixa Foundation (Spain).             
  • 2018 Benjamin F. Trump Award for Scientific Research Excellence, Aspen Cancer Conference (USA)
  • 2014 Ramón Areces Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (Spain).
  • 2014 Extraordinary Doctorate Award, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain).
  • 2010 Society for Melanoma Research (SMR) Travel Grant (USA).
  • 2010 EMBO Short-Term Fellowship, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
  • 2008 National Graduate Research Fellowship (FPU), Spanish Ministry of Education (Spain).
  • 2009 Biomedical Sciences Schools’ Valedictorian, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain).
  •  2008 National Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences (3rd pos), Spanish Ministry of Education (Spain).
  •  2007 Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Beca-Colaboración), Spanish Ministry of Education (Spain).


Leadership & Science Outreach
  • 2021 Invited Speaker at the Commemorative Act of International Women's Day, University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain).
  • 2021 Co-organizer and participant of Spanish Association for Cancer Research (ASEICA)’s event Conócelas that connected 150 women scientists with >6500 students across Spain.
  • 2018 Co-organizer and moderator of Faculty Panel, Women in Science & Medicine Series, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, USA).
    *Write-up in Scientific American blog: “Today’s Paths to Leadership: A Different Perspective”. (2018): Mayle A, Alonso-Curbelo D, Neill US. Lifebeyond the Laboratory Bench.
  • 2017 Co-leader of Fundraising Team, “Scientists –ReSearching for a Cure” team (New York, USA) at PurpleStride initiative from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).

Group members

Junior Group Leader
Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD Student
Research Assistant
Research Assistant
Lab Technician
MSc Student BIST