María J. Blanco-Prieto
María J. Blanco-Prieto received her pharmacy degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 1991, followed by a Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical sciences (1996) from the University of Paris-Sud (France). From 1996 to 1999, she completed a postdoctoral training at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, (Switzerland) and then joined the University of Navarra as a research scientist and an Associate Professor. Her research is in the field of biomaterials and advanced drug carrier systems including the design and the development of polymer and lipid-based micro- and nanoscale carriers, their biological evaluation in in vitro cell cultures (toxicity, mechanism of action, intracellular drug release), and also their pharmacokinetic and dynamic impact in vivo (using relevant animal models of the diseases). Research carried out in this field is mainly applied to cancer, infectious, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative diseases. She serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology and also serves in the Editorial Boards of the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, and Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology. Her research was awarded with the UPSA Laboratory Award (1994), Thesis Award of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences from the French National Academy of Pharmacy (1996), Graduate Student Award from The Nagai Foundation Tokyo (1996), Paul Neumann Award/APGI (1997), and the Prize Eduardo Ortiz de Landázuri granted by The Government of Navarra (Department of Health) (2004 and 2009).
Biography Updated on 25 February 2010