Marta studied pharmacy at the University of Barcelona. During her undergraduate studies she became interested in fine-tuning the function of proteins with small molecules. This led her to pursue several medicinal chemistry internships in academic labs (national and international) and also in industry.
In particular, she undertook a one year internship as a medicinal chemist at GlaxoSmithKline. Then, she became fascinated by the world of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), where traditional structure-base drug discovery methods cannot be applied. During her Ph.D. at IRB Barcelona, she discovered that biomolecular condensates can be leveraged as a new and disruptive approach to drug IDPs. At Dewpoint, she aims to make drugs targeting condensates a reality for patients.
Outside of the lab, Marta enjoys being outdoors, especially in the mountains, doing all sorts of activities: hiking, skiing and climbing.