Name: Ana Armiñán de Benito
Position: Senior Researcher
Telephone: +34 963 289 680 (Ext 2306)
Dr Ana Armiñán obtained her biology degree at the University of Valencia (Spain) in 2004. Then, she worked in the Cardio-regeneration group led by Dr J.A. Montero and Dr P. Sepúlveda where she received her PhD cum laude at the University of Valencia in 2009. Her research focused on the isolation and characterization of mesenchymal and hematopoietic stem cells and their ability to treat myocardial infarction in a preclinical model. In 2009, she joined the Polymer Therapeutics laboratory and is now a researcher fellow where her research is focused on the study and biological characterization of polymer therapeutics in vitro and in vivo for the treatment of breast and prostate cancer. She is also interested in the application of metabolomics for the study of nanomedicines responses. She has been working for the last 8 years on conjugate uptake and cellular trafficking using qualitative and quantitative methodologies. She is the responsible of the development of animal models in the Polymer Therapeutics laboratory Dr Armiñán has presented her work at international and national conferences/meetings and is the author of over 18 academic articles published in international renowned journals, including Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, and Biomaterials. She has been co-director of 4 Bachelor final year projects and she is currently co-directing 2 PhD and 1 Masters student in the lab. She is also a member of the organizing committee of the International Symposium on Polymer Therapeutics: From Laboratory to Clinical Practice, where she also chairs sessions.