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I work as a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry at the University of Manchester (UoM). I joined UoM in November 2022 after several years as a researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research 'Demokritos', the National University of Ireland Galway, the University of Chicago, the Italian Institute of Technology, and the University of Helsinki.

My research focuses on developing Smart (multi-functional) Nanomedicines and Drug Delivery Systems for Brain diseases like glioblastoma and ischemic stroke and studying their interactions with living cells and tissues. I am mostly interested in understanding how these interactions can be improved, resulting in enhanced targeting of specific tissues and crossing various body barriers like the blood-brain barrier.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Docent in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

Award Date: 1 Mar 2022

Doctor of Philosophy, Materials Science

Award Date: 13 Jul 2013

Master of Science, Materials Science

Award Date: 25 Jan 2010

Bachelor of Science, Materials Science

Award Date: 4 Dec 2006

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Advanced materials
  • Cancer

Keywords

  • Nanomedicine
  • Drug delivery
  • Nanoparticles
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Cancer
  • Cells-material interaction

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