Since May 2016
Co-Founder and CSO
January 2011 --- April 2016
Manager of the R&D department. Responsible for Cell2B’s product development studies and for scientific and technical partnerships with academic research groups and industry
February 2012 --- March 2013
The post-doctorate was focused on “Novel Bioengineering Strategies for the Treatment of Graf-versus-Host Disease using Mesenchymal Stem Cells”. Responsible for supervision of the work developed by several master students in the field of stem cell bioengineering.
October 2007 --- September 2011
My PhD thesis was focused on the developing a large scale bioreactor system for the expansion of human mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC). During this 4-year period I was also involved in a clinical study using MSC for the treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease and other hemato-oncological disorders.
March 2006 --- September 2006
Traineeship focused on development of a food technology.
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingCollaborationCommunicativeCreative thinkingCritical thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyIndependenceInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingResiliencyResponsibilitySelf-confidenceResult OrientedSelf-disciplineSociabilityStrategic thinkingTrustStrivingWillingness to compromise
Skills and Expertise
Creates a collaborative team environmentLead teamsWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Interact with physicians Lab scale batches Technology research Write papersAdjust processes Advise on strategyBuild CMC development planCell cultureCollaborate with medical teamConduct university research Coordinate with the ethics commiteeCreate SOPsCreate study documentsDesign studyManage budgetsManufacture of non-GMP batchesManuscript preparationManuscript preparation and reviewManuscript reviewOrganize scientific projects (in biology)Solve problemsWork cross-functionallyWork with coordination and data management teams
PhD in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2011
MSc in Biological Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2007
BSc in Biological Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2006