NIMML Awards Nuria Tubau a Masters in Translational Biomedicine.

The Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) awarded Nuria Tubau Juni a Master’s Degree in Translation Biomedical Research. The translational program involves collaborations among Vall d’Hebron Research Institute, Autonomous University of Barcelona and NIMML.

Nuria’s research at NIMML was focused on the study of the immunological pathways involved in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), combining computational modeling and experimental approaches. Moreover, through the Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens (MIEP) she studied the immunoregulatory host pathways involved in Helicobacter pylori infection.

“The NIMML is pleased to partner with the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Vall d’Hevron Research Institute to establish a cutting edge translational research program between Catalonia and the U.S. I have no doubt that Nuria will be the first of a series of outstanding researchers resulting from this innovative educational framework.“ Said Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera, Professor of Immunology and Director of NIMML at Virginia Tech.

Nuria received her B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in 2014 and she will start her graduate studies in the Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (GBCB) program at NIMML in January of 2016.


The NIMML tackles unsolved fundamental challenges in complex human diseases with unmet clinical needs. The NIMML combines advanced computational technologies such as computer modeling and artificial intelligence with pre-clinical and clinical experimentation to catalyze the translation of scientific discoveries into creative solutions to the most challenging problems in healthcare. NIMML is located in Blacksburg, VA.

NIMML Contact:

Josep Bassaganya-Riera