creating a
healthier future
Victoria Leiro
Associate Researcher

Victoria Leiro got her PhD in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), in December 2007. Before finishing her PhD, she was hired in the context of the project “Synthesis of dendrimers for delivery of anticarcinogenic drugs”, in collaboration with the Spanish company of biotechnology Pharmamar S.A.

Since 2011, she is a post-doctoral researcher (Assistant Researcher since 2017) in the nBTT-nanoBiomaterials for Targeted Therapies Group at INEB-Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica and i3S-Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (Porto, Portugal). Her research is focused on the development of new biodegradable nanobiomaterials (biodegradable dendrimers), as well as their application as vectors of different therapeutic nucleic acids targeted to the peripheral and central nervous systems, with the aim of promoting neuroregeneration and neuroprotection. Moreover, the development, functionalization, characterization (NMR) and biological evaluation of natural and synthetic polymers of great interest for different biomedical applications (including regenerative medicine) are also among her research interests.