I have published 41 articles in international journals and 3 chapters of international books. The mean impact factor of the journals that published my works after peer review is 2.859, most of them Q1 of the JCR. My h factor is 14 according to Scopus and 16 according to Google Scholar. I have been the main researcher of 2 projects funded by companies and have participated as researcher in 6 projects funded in competitive calls, both by public entities (MEC, FIS, FISCAM) and private companies (Mutua Madrileña). I hold two biotechnological patents and have registered a third one which is pending. I have been awarded with 2 Sexenios.
My interest for oxidative stress and nitric oxide metabolism dates back to my PhD research work, when the research on free radicals in biomedicine had just begun. I worked on glutathione quantification and the determination of the enzymatic activity of classical antioxidants such as cytosolic and mitochondrial SOD, glutathione reductase and glutathione peroxidase. I also studied the role of NO in hepatic regulation of oxidative status and the release of intracellular free radicals by flow cytometry.
Nowadays, my interest in free radicals and NO metabolism and regulation is as strong as previously but the models for my research have widened, from invertebrates to vertebrates, from mammals to fish and from plants to lichens. The development of new sensitive biomarkers for the assessment of environmental toxicity has led me to study free radical release and lipid peroxidation in response to micro- and emerging pollutants.
European Master theses: 7, average calification 8.7, they have rendered 5 international papers
Master theses (Practicum Licenciatura/Proyecto Fin de Carrera Ing. Sup.): 13, average calification 9.0, they have rendered 9 international papers. The Practicum of Patricia Morales was finalist in the 2nd edition of the Prize awarded by the Association of Environmentalists of Madrid (AAM) to the best Master thesis.
Graduate theses: 5, average calification 8.7, they have rendered 1 international paper.
2001-2004 Counsellor of the Rector for the Erasmus Programme (URJC)
2010-15 Coordinator of 1st year of the Grade in Biology (URJC)
2010-15 Member of the Quality Comission of the Grade in Biology (URJC)
2015-Today Member of the Quality Comission of the Doctorate in Science Programme
Memberships of scientific societies
Member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (since 2006)
Member of the Spanish Group for Research on Free Radicals (since 2012)
Member of the Society for Free Radical Research – Europe (since 2015)
Member of the International Symbiosis Society (since 2015)
Research projects: Reviewer for the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) and the Argentinian Ministry of Science
Scientific journals: Acta biomaterialia, Ecotoxicology, Ecotoxicology and Enfironmental Safety, Enfiromental Monitoring and Assessment, International Journal of Molecular Science, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Molecules.