About Maria Jose Santos-Martinez
Dr Maria J Santos-Martinez is a medical doctor Specialist in Respiratory Medicine from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain) She started her training as basic researcher in The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases at UTHealth (University of Texas Health Science-Houston-USA) in 2004. In 2006 she moved to Ireland and defended her PhD in 2009 (Trinity College Dublin) She was appointed as Assistant Professor (Ussher) in Nanopharmaceutical Drug Discovery (School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences & School of Medicine) in 2010.
Her research interests are mainly focused on blood platelets - cancer - nanoparticles and their interactions: Application of Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation (QCM-D) technology to platelets, cancer cells and nanomaterials. Platelet biology and pharmacology. Contribution of platelets to cancer progression (tumor invasion, angiogenesis and blood metastastasis). Nanoparticle-cell and nanoparticle-platelet interactions (Nanotoxicology). Interactions between nanoparticles developed for drug delivery, their targets and the potential barriers that they have to be overcome to exert their action.
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Student, Durham University
Pharmacy Student, Trinity College Dublin