Isabel Romero Calvo

Isabel grew up in the historical town of Granada, Spain. She earned her PhD in 2013 from the Biochemistry Department of the University of Granada and she moved to the US for her postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago, where she currently works as a cancer biologist. Throughout her scientific career she has always been passionate about communicating science trough art. Buttons and birds are her little obsessions.

She has used every opportunity throughout her education to illustrate science, such as her dissertation, scientific papers, presentations and in the classroom.She had never thought she could professionally mix both passions until she discovered the BVIS program.

Isabel wants to become a biomedical illustrator to help the scientific community translate complex ideas through visualization.