Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine
Birmingham B4 7ET
Phone number +44 (0) 121 204 4941
Room number MB433B
After graduating as a Chemical Engineer at the University of Salamanca (Spain) I moved to Bath to continue my studies and obtained my PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath in 2015.
2018 – date: Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine, School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University.
2016 – 2018: Teaching Fellow in Regenerative Medicines Manufacturing, Department of Biochemical Engineering, University College London.
2015 – 2016: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Bath.
In the first stages of my career I focused on the study of alternatives to typical antibiotics to treat burn wound infections, particularly bacteriophage. My research revolved around the use of engineered materials for controlled release and stabilisation of bacteriophage in order to provide more effective, sustained and lasting treatments. Contemplating the utilisation of tailored synthetic polymeric materials and biomaterials as common ground for my research activities, I moved towards the fields of tissue engineering and bioprocessing. I am particularly interested in artificial vascularisation of tissues and optimisation of bioprocess parameters and methods for the efficient isolation and expansion of cells with regenerative and therapeutic potential, with an emphasis on neuro-regenerative cells and T-cells for immunotherapies.
Additionally, I have an interest in mathematical modelling of biological systems emerging from my engineering background. The applications of differential calculus are practically unlimited since it provides a powerful predictive tool when experimental conditions are difficult to reproduce or even achieve in the first instance.
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