Beneficiary of the Short-term Research Internships at the University of Texas at Austin 2023
|Affiliation Institution||Nova Medical School|
|Host Institution||Biomedical Engineering Department, Cockrell School of Engineering|
Mónica has a MSc degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering. She is currently a Biomedicine´s PhD student at Nova Medical School with an individual PhD studenship from Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Her work focus on the development of a nanostructured and time-controlled drug delivery system with applications in glaucoma treatment.
During her stay at UT Austin, Mónica’s work will focus on the study of the interaction of the antimitotic drug 5-Fluorouracil with fibroblast’s cells. It will help to understand how the drug acts to control the fibroblast’s cells growth.
Expectations about the Short-term Research Internship
The Biomedical Engineering department of UT Austin is provided with the best equipment and Technologies in Biomedical Engineering field focused in different areas such as drug-delivery and imaging. I hope to acquire new skills in characterization techniques, and to improve my scientific knowledge at the cellular level, applied to my PhD Project.