Micaela Carvajal Alcaraz has MsC in Biology in 1989 by the Faculty of Biology of the University of Murcia. In 1991 had got a Master degree in Water Science and Technology by the Water Institute at the University of Murcia and in 1992 finish the PhD in Biology in the University of Murcia obtaining the highest qualification Cum Laude. She did a postdoctoral stay at Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol (UK) where she worked with studies of nutrients on the functionality of aquaporins.
Since 1998 regular staff CEBAS-CSIC (The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. Belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation) and since 2009 is Professor in Science.
The lines of research or development in which she has worked mainly focus on the study of salinity and water absorption through aquaporin.
During her research activity she has more than 120 SCI publications, 40 book chapters and 33 collective volumes. He has participated in 36 research projects, 18 as coordinator and has supervised 10 doctoral Theses. In terms of science and technology transfer activities, has 3 licensed patents and the creation of 2 spin-off of the CSIC.
PREMIO FRANCISCO SABATER para Jóvenes Investigadores en el 2001 por la Sociedad Española de Fisiología Vegetal y PREMIO MUJER INVESTIGADORA DE LA REGION DE MURCIA 2005 por la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia. PREMIO A LA TRASNSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGÍA (CREACIÓN DE SPIN OFF) en el 2012 por el Instituto de Fomento de la Región de Murcia.