Nuria is interested in the rational design of bio and nanomaterials for disease-specific delivery of therapeutic agents, in order to maximize the efficacy of treatments, while minimizing the side effects. She is currently developing a DNA nanotechnology-based platform for actively harvesting and releasing growth factors in 3D to repair bone. She is also working on devising nanocomposite hydrogels to attain temporal control over delivery of cell-selective nanoparticles for wound healing.
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HONOURS AND AWARDS
- TECNIOspring PLUS Fellowship, within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (Horizon 2020) and ACCIO funding (Generalitat de Catalunya), for applied science and technology transfer, 2018-2020.
- NIH T32 Fellowship within the Organ Design and Engineering post-doctoral Training Program (ODET) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, June 2016-June 2017.
- Wellcome Image Award 2017.
- National Cancer Institute Image Award 2016.
- William Asbjornsen Albert Memorial Fellowship, September 2013 – May 2014.
- European Society for Biomaterials 2013 Student Best Oral Presentation Award, September 2013.
- ‘la Caixa’ fellowship for pursuing graduate studies in the United States, August 2011 – May 2013.
- Finalist of 2013 Lemelson-MIT student prize.
- Francesc Castello i Aleu fellowship to academic excellence, covering full tuition of my undergraduate studies, September 2004 – June 2009.