Amanda Gutiérrez Carbajal has a Bachelor´s Degree in Biology from University of Oviedo. She studied a Master´s Degree in Physical and Forensic Anthropology in University of Granada, where she did her final project in genetic and anthropological markers in the Andalusian population. During her internship in Centre of Molecular Anthropology for Ancient DNA Studies in University of Rome Tor Vergata, she has deepen into the study of ancient biomolecules in anthropological and archaeological research.
Since October 2020, she is receiving a Marie Sklodowska- Curie European Training Network (ETN) predoctoral fellowship and developing her thesis at the National Center for Research on Human Evolution (CENIEH), being part of the European project PUSHH (Paleoproteomics to Unleash the Study of Human History). Working alongside with Pompeu Fabra University, she studies the phylogeny and taxonomy of the cave bear in Sierra de Atapuerca as well as other Eurasian hominids of Pleistocene, through paleoproteomic techniques.