I am a Ph.D. student working at INEB, a big research institute in Porto (Portugal). I completed my master’s degree in biotechnologies in Italy, working on the synthesis of neuroprotective drugs and their characterization using mouse models. I started working here in May 2018, after finishing an Erasmus+ traineeship experience in the University of Braga (Portugal). My work at INEB is focused on study of the foreign body response of the brain tissue to implantable microelectrodes. I will investigate the process of corrosion in the biological environment and the key mechanisms at the core of the neuroinflammation in response to the microelectrode materials.
I am enthusiastic to participate in this project: it is a great opportunity for my future career and for the possibility to pursue the neuroscience field in the context of material sciences.
PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at INEB-National Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Working on the long-term assessment of neural tissue response to implantable microelectrodes.
Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
October 2013-March 2016
Master thesis in collaboration with the University of Genova (Italy). Research activities concerning the synthesis of neuroprotective drugs for the therapy of creatine deficiency syndromes