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