She holds a PhD in Biological Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and was director of the In Vitro Fertilisation Laboratory at the Department of Reproductive Medicine at Dexeus University Institute (1982-2004), as well as associate professor at Pompeu Fabra University. She has carried out research on reproduction and genetics, embryonic development and the study of its quality through preimplantation diagnosis. She has gained extensive experience in the prolonged cultivation of human embryos to the blastocyst stage, as well as in laser biopsies of embryos and the cultivation and transference of biopsied embryos.
Since May 2005 she has been director of the Stem Cell Bank at CMR[B]. She has carried out innovative research studies into the field of the derivation of cell lines from embryonic stem cells from surplus frozen embryos from the in vitro fertilisation programmes. The methods used try to avoid the use of animal products to allow for future clinical use of the derived cells for human subjects.
She has carried out research on reproduction and genetics, embryonic development and the study of its quality through preimplantation diagnosis.