Carmen Garrido studied biology at the University of Granada, Spain, graduating in 2010. She then specialized in Genetics with a Master Degree in Genetics and Evolution (2011) and a subsequently PhD in Human Genetics at the University of Leicester, UK (2016). In 2017 she started working as postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Genomics and Oncological Research (GENyO), Spain at the Liquid Biopsy and Cancer Interception group. She specialized in Genetic Counselling (with a Diploma accredited by the National UK Therapists Register) and founded a company in 2020 for private Genetic Counselling. Furthermore, she is lecturer at the Genetics Department (University of Granada).
Within the context of her company, Carmen started working with several patients advocacy groups in Spain being the National Society of Ehlers-Danlos, hypermobility and collagenopathies (ANSEDH) one of them. Besides private services to their associates (such as webinars, documents generation, etc), Carmen is undertaking a national registry of patients for this group of diseases that will eventually be included in the National Registry of Rare Diseases as she is responsible for this group of diseases.
Carmen Garrido is member of the Spanish Association of Human Genetics (AEGH), the European Association of Human Genetics (ESHG), Spanish Association of Genetic Counselling (SEAGen), Spanish Association of Medical Oncology (SEOM) and International Society of Liquid Biopsy (ISLB).