Maria Hernandez Fuentes

Maria Hernandez Fuentes


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Research interests

Research Interests include:Biomarkers of Tolerance in kidney transplantation: from 2003 till 2008 she coordinated a multicenter international endeavour to establish their existence. Now the focus is to translate into the clinic those biomarkers that are predictive of kidney transplant outcome. The aim is to enable biomarker-led individualisation of therapy using both genetic and immunologic monitoring techniques.

Studying the role of B cells in transplantation tolerance.Long standing interest in characterising and quantifying alloimmune responses in humans.

She also tutors, lectures and supervises students in immunology and has actively participated in the design of the Intercalated BSC in Translational Medicine that KCL now offers. 

Research interests (short)

Immunologic monitoring Transplantation tolerance Biomarkers of Tolerance Regulatory B lymphocytes Direct, Indirect and semidirect pathway of allorecognition Regulatory T cells in transplantation

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Teaching and Learning, Imperial College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

Doctor of Philosophy, Universidad de Alcalá

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Complutense University of Madrid

Award Date: 1 Jan 1990


  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Immunolgoy
  • Transplantation


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