Beneficiary of the Short-term Research Internships at the University of Texas at Austin
|Affiliation Institution||Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S)|
|Host Institution||Cockrell School of Engineering|
I am a Biomedical Engineering PhD student at the University of Porto and a researcher at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S). My project aims to develop a multifunctional nanoparticle that is able to combine several cancer therapies into one singular system. Moreover, this nano-scaled device is designed to specifically target cancer cells and at the same time, allow for treatment monitoring through bioimaging techniques.
During my visit, I will study how biodegradable magnetic nanoparticles respond to magnetic or laser stimulation, in order to combine dynamic cancer therapies with thermal ablation, with hopes to increase the therapeutic outcome
Expectactions about the Short-term Research Internship
The University of Texas at Austin has excellent capabilities in the areas of nanotechnology and medical physics, which are core fields in my project. With the internship, I expect to learn new methodologies and techniques, increase and share my knowledge in the medical physics field and establish a strong collaboration for future projects.