Maria Gonçalves

Beneficiary of the Short-term Research Internships at the University of Texas at Austin

Role PhD Student
Affiliation Institution Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, University of Lisbon
Host Institution Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Texas at Austin
Program Area Medical Physics

Short Bio

Maria is a Ph.D. student and researcher at Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon’s Instituto de Biofísica e Engenharia Biomédica (IBEB). Her research focuses on developing breast models as tools to study tissue behavior following cancer treatment. Maria’s academic background includes an integrated BSc+MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from NOVA School of Science and Technology. 

Work description

During her stay at UT Austin, Maria will focus on studying breast tissue response to mechanical stress and deformation from changes occurring due to disease and cancer therapies. Additionally, she will study the healing processes of tissues.

Expectactions about the Short-term Research Internship

“UT Austin is recognized globally for its computing engineering and cancer research. With the UT Austin Program’s research internship, I hope to gain new skills and insight into computer modeling and simulations applied to health.

– Maria Gonçalves

Emily Porter

Assistant Professor
Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin