Jorge Diego Martín Rufino
Jorge graduated first of his class at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Salamanca (USAL) in 2019 and has been awarded the National Award in Baccalaureate by the Ministry of Education of the Government of Spain. He initiated his research training at the Molecular Medicine Unit of the Department of Medicine at USAL and at the Gene and Cell Therapy Unit of the University Hospital of Salamanca Hematology Department. During his medical training, he has been the recipient of various fellowships and awards to participate in research projects at the Karolinska Institute, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and the Rockefeller University. In 2018 he was nominated by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) to participate in the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings dedicated to Medicine. His end-of-degree project in medicine was supported by a scholarship from the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC).
Jorge has completed studies of piano at the Professional Conservatory of Music and has been awarded the National Award in Professional Artistic Studies in the Specialty of Piano by the Ministry of Education of the Government of Spain. As a composer he was premiered several of his piano and chamber music works.
Jorge is also a US Department State Exchange Alumnus as a former participant of the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute (BFTF-SI) and was a recipient of the German Educational Exchange Service Award (PAD). These experiences have given him a special motivation to foster the transatlantic academic relationship between Harvard University and Spanish institutions. By joining the Real Colegio Complutense study groups and contributing to their projects, he seeks to propose new initiatives in the interface of healthcare and research. In his future career as a physician-scientist, Jorge seeks to combine basic and translational research in genetics and genomics with clinical practice in hematology.