Dr. Carolina Tafalla is Staff Researcher at CISA (INIA) with more than 20 years of experience in the field of fish virology and immunology. She obtained her doctoral degree in Biology in 2000 from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela after having worked for 3 and a half years at the Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (Vigo, Spain). In 2002, she was granted a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship to work at the Centre de Recherche de Jouy-en-Josas (INRA, France). In 2003, she returned to Spain and started the “Fish Immunology and Pathology” group at CISA-INIA (Madrid). During her scientific career, she has published more than 87 papers in peer-reviewed SCI journals as well as 9 book chapters and she has been the principal investigator of several National and European projects including an ERC Starting grant and an ERC Consolidator Grant.