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