Dr. Gordillo was born in Badajoz, Spain. She earned her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Extremadura (Spain) in 1997 and 2002, respectively. Her research is focused on mass spectrometry analysis of sphingolipids in biological samples. Although sphingolipids have long been thought to function exclusively as structural constituents of the plasma membranes, during the last 25 years there has been a dramatic increase in the studying of sphingolipid signaling in many patho-biological disorders such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (ESI/MS/MS) methodology provides a universal tool used for detecting and monitoring changes in sphingolipid levels and composition from biological materials.