I am Brazilian a biologist with a Master’s and PhD on Immunology from the University of Granada, Spain.
On the year 2008 I joined the research group leaded by the Prof. José Mariano Ruiz de Almodóvar at the University of Granada. During my master’s thesis we started characterising the MSC population from the umbilical cord stroma. We concluded the in vitro and in situ characterisation during my doctoral thesis. Since then, mesenchymal stromal cells became my main research interest.
Right after graduating, we continued to study how MSCs grow and differentiate on a porous carbon-activated scaffold. We found that in such an environment MSCs are able to spontaneously express osteogenic markers.
On the year 2013 we received a research grand and focused our attention on the direct and indirect effect of radiotherapy on both tumor and stromal cells. We found that MSCs enhances radiotherapy effects on melanoma-bearing NSG mice. We started to think that cellular communication is key not only to this effect, but to several of the MSC characteristics.
Recently, I joined the group led by Dr. Pablo Galindo-Moreno and, simultaneously, the group lead by Dr. Per Anderson’s group. Together, we study how MSCs from the oral cavity tissues behave on an inflammation environment.