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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Maria J. Santos-Martinez is a Spanish medical doctor specialist in Respiratory Medicine. Her research interests are mainly focused on blood platelets - cancer - nanoparticles and their interactions: Application of Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation (QCM-D) technology to platelets, cancer cells and nanomaterials. Platelet biology and pharmacology. Contribution of platelets to cancer progression (tumor invasion, angiogenesis and blood metastastasis). Nanoparticle-cell and nanoparticle-platelet interactions (Nanotoxicology). Interactions between nanoparticles developed for drug delivery, their targets and the potential barriers that they have to be overcome to exert their action.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Trinity College Dublin (Start-up grant); Intensive Care Society of Ireland; Merck Sharp Dome; Abb Vie ; Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI; Collaborator).