Graduated in Veterinary Medicine (UAB, Barcelona; 1988). PhD in Animal Nutrition (University of Aberdeen, UK; 1994). PhD project and post-doctoral stay (1990-1994) on the contribution of the gastrointestinal microflora to amino acid requirements in non-ruminants, conducted at the Rowett Research Institute. Since 1995 working as researcher at IRTA (Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology). Involved in many national and international projects (public and privately funded) on the improvement of feed efficiency in monogastric animals, and the effects of feed ingredients and alternative products to antimicrobial growth promoters on the gut health of swine and poultry. Secretary (2001-2006) and vice-president (2007-2011) of the Pig Production Commission of EAAP. Member of the Spanish Scientific Committee of EAAP (2009-present) and of the International Steering Committee for the Digestive Physiology of Pigs (2012-present). Member of the editorial board of "Archives of Animal Nutrition" and Deputy Section Editor of "Animal". Supervisor of 5 PhD theses.
Project: Gut barrier function in livestock: understanding the mechanisms of disruption and evaluation of possible bioactive substances to improve it (reference: 2020MFP-COFUND-4)