Caterina Bartomeu Garcia has been studying the use of liposomes as a drug delivery system for the past two years. Motivated by the emergence of drug-resistant bacterial infections and the difficulties that current drugs face in order to be delivered to the brain, she decided to focus her PhD on the use of drug carriers to improve the penetration of drugs through the blood-brain barrier. By encapsulating the drugs, she obtained drug delivery systems able to overcome bacterial antibiotic resistance. She has presented her work in multiple conferences and was awarded a Best Student Poster. She is collaborating in other projects focused on the use of nanotechnology to kill bacteria and to avoid bacterial adhesion to surgical instruments. Apart from her research, she is also a teaching assistant for the Department of Chemical Engineering.
Use of nanotechnology to kill bacteria and to avoid bacterial adhesion to surgical instruments