Mari Carmen Gómez Cabrera gained her doctorate from the Department of Physiology of the University of Valencia in 2004 and received a thesis award. She has done 4 stays in foreign centres (The University of Southern California, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Liverpool and the University of Minnesota), where she worked in research groups on skeletal muscle, free radicals and physical exercise. She started working as a teacher in 2000 and is currently a full professor at the Physiology Department of the University of Valencia. Her research covers the study oxidative stress associated with physical exercise and the signalling role of reactive oxygen species in skeletal muscle. She has published more than 90 scientific papers, she is a regular contributor to prestigious international journals and has directed 13 doctoral theses. Her total number of citations is 4,000 and her h-index is 30. She has participated in 25 national research projects (5 of them as Principal Investigator) and 4 European research projects. The recognition of her research work has resulted in international research awards, such as the Catherine Pasquier Award (awarded by the Society for Free Radical Research Europe) and national awards such as the García Blanco Medal.