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Dr Sara Correia CarreiraPhD (Bristol), diplom (Humboldt Berlin)

Doctor of Philosophy Student, Vice Chancellor's Fellow

Sara Correia Carreira

Dr Sara Correia CarreiraPhD (Bristol), diplom (Humboldt Berlin)

Doctor of Philosophy Student, Vice Chancellor's Fellow

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Research interests

My primary research interest can be summarised as developing advanced in vitro models of human tissues for the safety assessment of chemicals and materials. The overall aim of my research is to design more realistic tissue models that can reduce animal testing, as well as to develop tissue engineering protocols that enable us to produce better replacemet tissues (e.g. skin grafts).

I am currently developing a new generation of human skin models by interfacing tissue engineered skin with soft robotic actuators. This enables me to deliver mechanical stimuli to the tissue and to study the effects of these stimuli on transport processes across the skin. I am also investigating the effects of mechanical stimulation on the biological structure and the mechanical properties of engineered skin.

Other research interests include the application of magnetic nanoparticles in tissue engineering (e.g. scaffold functionalisation), and for the magnetic labelling and detection of bacteria. 

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • WUNhealth - nanoparticles, biomaterials, tissue engineering, antimicrobial resistance, in vitro models, soft robotics

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Postal address:
Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Medical Sciences Building
University Walk
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom