Ximena Marcela Bonilla Forero, Pharm PhD.
In 2006 Dr. Bonilla obtained a Pharmacy Bachelor’s Degree at the National University of Colombia. In 2014 finished doctoral studies in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the Comprehensive Cancer Research Center of Salamanca (Spain). On the same year obtained a Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Colombian government to investigate the role of stem cells in leukemia development. Since 2017 Dr. Bonilla is working at the “Instituto Distrital de Ciencia, Biotecnología e Innovación en Salud (IDCBIS)” as a specialized researcher at the cord blood bank research group developing new stem cell-based therapies for treatment of hematopoietic and metabolic malignancies.