Liliana Oliver Rios

Postdoctoral Fellow


Liliana pursued her PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of Havana. This program provided her with a comprehensive theoretical background, which also includes knowledge of other disciplines like Physiology, Genetics, and Microbiology (among others), with a particular specialization in Immunology. She has acquired significant experience in the fields of immunomodulation and cancer immunotherapy. Her project has been an excellent platform to develop skills in a wide range of laboratory techniques and animal models, acquiring experience both in basic and translational research over the years. During this time, she has focused on investigating the reprogramming of immunosuppressive myeloid cells into antigen-presenting cells, capable of orchestrating an effective immune response against cancer.

In her time after work, she is passionate about accompanying and guiding the growth path of her two little daughters.

Academic Background

  • PhD in Biological Sciences. Faculty of Biology, University of Havana, (Havana, Cuba).
  • MSc in Biochemistry. Branch: Immunology, Faculty of Biology, University of Havana (Havana, Cuba).
  • BSc in Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology, University of Havana (Havana, Cuba)

Previous Experience

  • Visiting Researcher at the Immunology Laboratory. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (RPCCC), Buffalo, USA.
  • Associated Researcher at the Chronic Inflammation group. Immunobiology Division, Institute of Molecular Immunology, Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM) (Havana, Cuba).
  • Visiting Researcher at the Cellular Autoimmunity Unit, Dept. of Clinical Sciences. Skåne University Hospital. Lund University. 205 02 Malmo, Sweden.
  • PhD Student. Immunobiology Division. Institute of Molecular Immunology, CIM (Havana, Cuba).
  • Research Assistant at the Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells group. Immunobiology Division, CIM, Havana, Cuba.
  • Junior Researcher at the Vaccine Division, Research and Development Department, Center of Molecular Immunology, Havana, Cuba.