Itziar Ubillos works at ISGlobal since 2013, currently on Carlota Dobaño's team as Predoctoral Fellow. Her main research focus is to study the immune-responses to RTS,S malaria vaccine but she also conducts other epidemiological and immune studies.
She graduated in Biochemistry at University of Navarra in 2007. Following her graduation she was awarded with European Leonardo Da Vinci grant to work at Royal Infirmary Hospital and University of Edinburgh with respiratory viruses. In 2008, she obtained an award from the Basque Government to conduct an assessment of the health care access of peasants displaced by the armed conflict in Antioquia, Colombia.
In 2009, she obtained a Master in International Health (M.I.H) from University Autonomous of Barcelona and carried out her Master research project assessing the case management of uncomplicated malaria in children aged less than 5 years old in Bouaké, Ivory Coast under the supervision of Quique Bassat.
In 2010, she worked for two years as a Project Manager in the private sector gaining experience in conducting large projects while collaborating with different NGOs and Primary Health care laboratories.
In 2013, she obtained a MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and conducted her research project studying the spatial and temporal variation of serological markers for malaria in three different transmission settings in Uganda under the supervision of Chris Drakeley.