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Doctor Raquel Nunez-Toldra

Imperial College London, London (United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland)

Member of:

Heart Failure Association

Dr Raquel Nunez-Toldra is a research associate at Imperial College London, National Heart and Lung Institute. She works in Prof. Cesare Terracciano’s lab on the study of myocardial fibrosis using myocardial slices, a multicellular preparation with preserved structural, biochemical and electrophysiological properties. She has developed a system to study the effect of diastolic load to living myocardial slices leading to the development of novel targeted antifibrotic strategies. Previously, she finished a PhD (2017) at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya focused on the use of dental pulp pluripotent-like stem cells and the use of biomaterials and gene therapy for bone tissue engineering approaches. Moreover, in 2016 she was a visiting researcher at Tampere University (Finland) and in 2017 a post-doctoral researcher at Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Barcelona), working on the effect of fracture flexoelectricity on bone cells.

Living myocardial slices for the study of nucleic acid-based therapies

Event: Heart Failure 2022

Topic: Gene Therapy, Cell Therapy

Session: New therapeutic approaches for heart failure

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Mechanosensitive molecular mechanisms of myocardial fibrosis in living myocardial slices

Event: Heart Failure 2021 Online Congress

Topic: Signal Transduction, Mechanotransduction

Session: Young Investigator Award: basic science

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