Dr. Garcia-Bassets joined the Faculty of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine as Assistant Research Scientist in the summer of 2007. He is a molecular biologist with 10 years of experience in the study of gene transcription regulation at genome-wide scale. His laboratory interests are focused on uncovering transcriptional regulatory mechanisms that orchestrate cell identity transitions implicated in cancer progression to malignancy and chemotherapy escape. The overall goal of his laboratory is to facilitate rapid development of effective treatments to overcome metastasis and drug resistance in ovarian cancer cells. Dr. Garcia-Bassets completed his Ph.D. training at the Consejo Superior of Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)-Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), and postdoctoral training at UCSD under supervision of Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, Dr. Michael G. Rosenfeld. In addition to his 2012 Liz Tilberis Award from OCRF, Dr. Garcia-Bassets was previously recipient of two grants from the Department of Defense (DoD). As recipient of the OCRF Award, Dr. Garcia-Bassets is on his way to establishing a career in ovarian cancer research.