Very few de novo expressed molecules have been identified to be specific of gastric cancer cells and therefore the design and application of gastric cancer-directed targeted strategies is only in the beginning. My research focuses on developing nanomedicine-based strategies capable of specifically targeting cells for early diagnosis of gastric cancer, with emphasis on the study of microenvironmental conditions including cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions that are critical regulators of transport phenomena within tumors.
I received my M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minho, Portugal. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at University of Porto, Portugal in collaboration with The Fischbach Lab at Cornell University, where I am presently working as a Visiting Scientist.