Cristina Nevado was born in Madrid in 1977. She studied Chemistry at the Autónoma University of Madrid and graduated in 2000. In October 2004 she received her PhD in Organic Chemisty at the same university working with Prof. Antonio M. Echavarren in the cyclization of 1,6-enynes catalyzed by late transition metals. In December 2006 she joined the lab of Prof. Alois Fürstner as a post-doc at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (Germany) where she was part of the team who conquered the first total synthesis of Iejimalide B. In May 2007 she joined the Organic Chemistry Institute of the University of Zurich as an Assistant Professor. In February 2013 she was promoted to Full Professor.