Carla Cunha is an Assistant Researcher at i3S. She obtained her PhD in Biology in 2007 by the Faculty of Sciences from the University of Porto, as a fellow of the GABBA PhD programme. Since then, she has been working on the area of Biomedical Engineering in Italy, USA and Australia. Research interests are centred on the combined used of stem cells and biomaterials for tissue engineering strategies in different target tissues. In particular, research has focused on nerve reconstruction, including development of in vitro 3D scaffolds made of functionalized self-assembling peptides for culture of neural stem cells and in vivo nerve regeneration strategies. Later on, osteochondral tissue engineering strategies were pursuit, with several novel biomaterials being tested in vitro and applied into osteochondral animal model defects. In 2012 she moved to Portugal to join INEB to focus in the intervertebral disc.
DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.01508 SCOPUS: 85069037178.
Cunha C., Silva A.J., Pereira P., Vaz R., Gonçalves R.M., Barbosa M.A.,
DOI: 10.1186/s13075-018-1743-4 SCOPUS: 85056278077.
Silva A.M., Almeida M.I., Teixeira J.H., Ivan C., Oliveira J., Vasconcelos D., Neves N., Ribeiro-Machado C., Cunha C., Barbosa M.A., Calin G.A., Santos S.G.,
DOI: 10.7150/thno.24444 SCOPUS: 85049180465.
Cunha C., Almeida C.R., Almeida M.I., Silva A.M., Molinos M., Lamas S., Pereira C.L., Teixeira G.Q., Monteiro A.T., Santos S.G., Gonçalves R.M., Barbosa M.A.,
DOI: 10.5966/sctm.2016-0033 SCOPUS: 85017568310.
Cunha C., Lamas S., Gonçalves R.M., Barbosa M.A.,
DOI: 10.1002/jor.23114 SCOPUS: 85005992195.
Cunha C., Panseri S., Sandri M., Marcacci M., Tampieri A.,
DOI: 10.1016/S1369-7021(12)70098-6 SCOPUS: 84861656518.