Maria Casal-Dominguez, M.D., Ph.D., is a Research Fellow at the Muscle Disease Section of the NIAMS (NIH). She began at the NIH as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2016 and attained her current position in 2020. Previously, Dr. Casal-Dominguez worked as a Research Fellow at the Rheumatology Department of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Casal-Dominguez graduated from Santiago de Compostela School of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine Residency training at the Mar Hospital and the Clot Primary Care Centre in Barcelona. She earned her Ph.D. in Medicine and Translational Research from the University of Barcelona.
Her research is focused on understanding the pathophysiology of autoimmune myositis.
Dr. Casal-Dominguez's major areas of research are immunology and rheumatology, especially the understanding of the pathophysiology of autoimmune myositis. To investigate these topics, she is using next generation sequencing techniques, data science, and bioinformatics.