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Juliana S R Viegas
Junior Researcher

Juliana Viegas graduated in Pharmacy at Federal University of Ouro Preto (2016), Brazil, where she worked as a treinee researcher in a governmental program: Programa de Educação Tutorial - PET SESu/MEC. During her graduation she developed Liposomes, in which generated a pharmaceutical patent (BR BR10201701340). Before the Master, she worked in pharmaceutical industry – Fundação Ezequiel Dias (FUNED) (2016) in the field of Physical Chemical Quality Control, focusing on validation of analytical methods, in which improve her qualifications in analytical techniques such as High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography, Franz cell.

She obtained a MSc (2019) and PhD degree (2022) from University of São Paulo, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto (FAPESP Fellow). The main field of study was nanotechnology, aiming the establishment of multifunctional lipid-based nanoparticles for co-delivery of chemotherapeutics and siRNAs to treat skin cancer. During these 5 years she improve her knowledge in the development and characterization of nanostructured systems and skin diseases, highlighting skin cancer.

Overall, she published 15 articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals and so far, have an h-index 8, total number of citations of 268. She also wrote 2 book’s chapters and 1 pharmaceutical patent.

She was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Student Chapter of the American Association Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) on the biennium 2017-2018.

In addition, she performed pedagogical training in the Programa de Aperfeiçoamento de Ensino (PAE) in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (2018) and Pharmacotechnics (2020).

She is a Post-doctoral fellow since 2022 at NTDD group at i3S.