Raquel is interested in studying the immune cells that are lodged in the human intestinal mucosa at single-cell resolution. After obtaining her degree in Biotechnology at the University of Salamanca (Spain), Raquel worked at the Cancer Research Center in Salamanca and completed her MSc studies. While working in this project, she realized research stays at the lab of Prof. Fritjof Lund-Johansen at the University of Oslo, where she acquired experience in novel multiplex bead-based immunoassays for large scale proteomic analysis. Then, Raquel went on to do her PhD in Prof. Frode Jahnsen’s lab at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Her PhD work was focused on the longevity of the adaptive immune cell compartment in the human small intestine, with special focus on characterizing resident memory CD8+ and CD4+ T cells. Raquel obtained a Three-year Researcher Project grant with International Mobility from the Research Council of Norway and recently joined the Teichmann lab at Wellcome Sanger Institute (Cambridge, UK). She is currently studying the development and long-term maintenance of resident memory T cells in the human gut using single-cell multi-omics approaches.