Sara Veiga Rúa (Ordes, 1995) studied Biology at the University of Santiago de Compostela, where she was awarded with the Extraordinary Graduation Price in 2017. That same year she carried out the degree´s final project and a collaboration grant at the Microbiology and Parasitology Department under the direction of Carlos Rodríguez Osorio.
She has studied a Master in Biomedical Research at the University of Santiago de Compostela, carrying out the master´s final project between the Genomics Medicine Foundation and the Genetics Department, under the supervision of Laura Sánchez and Catarina Allegue. Nowadays, the same supervisors direct her thesis project which focus on new models to study autism-related genes in vitro (stem cells) and in vivo (zebrafish). Recently, she has been awarded a four-year fellowship from the Spanish Government to finish her PhD (Ayudas para la formación de profesorado Universitario, FPU2018).