Where Ideas grow
Mafalda Gonçalves
PhD Student

Degree in Genetics and Biotechnology and MSc in Technologic, Comparative and Molecular Genetics, both by the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.

For my current and future research I want to focus on the interface between inflammation and tissue repair/regeneration. More specifically, bioengineering an immunomodulatory microenvironment that can promote tissue regeneration using bone as a model.

Selected Publications

Almeida A.R., Bessa-Gonçalves M., Vasconcelos D.M., Barbosa M.A., Santos S.G.,
Osteoclasts degrade fibrinogen scaffolds and induce mesenchymal stem/stromal osteogenic differentiation. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A108(4):851-862, 2020. [Journal: Article] [IF: 3,5 (*)]
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.36863 SCOPUS: 85076907993.


Teixeira J.H., Silva A.M., Almeida M.I., Bessa-Gonçalves M., Cunha C., Barbosa M.A., Santos S.G.,
The systemic immune response to collagen-induced arthritis and the impact of bone injury in inflammatory conditions. International Journal of Molecular Sciences20(21):, 2019. [Journal: Article] [CI: 4] [IF: 4,6]
DOI: 10.3390/ijms20215436 SCOPUS: 85074488952.


Silva A.J., Ferreira J.R., Cunha C., Corte-Real J.V., Bessa-Gonçalves M., Barbosa M.A., Santos S.G., Gonçalves R.M.,
Macrophages down-regulate gene expression of intervertebral disc degenerative markers under a proinflammatory microenvironment. Frontiers in Immunology10(JUL):, 2019. [Journal: Article] [CI: 7] [IF: 5,1]
DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.01508 SCOPUS: 85069037178.