Carolina received her BS in Biology from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain. For her PhD, she joined the Infectious Diseases group at Hospital Carlos III, Madrid. Her work as a doctoral student focused on HIV drug resistance, mainly with integrase inhibitors, and the use of DBS (dried blood spots) for monitoring HIV infection in Africa. She joined the Margolis Lab in June 2011 and is currently investigating strategies for clearing the latent HIV reservoir. In particular, her research focuses on the use of gold nanoparticles for drug delivery and on immune clearance of HIV infected cells after reactivation.