Cristina Barrias graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP, 1997), and got her PhD in Engineering Sciences, in the field of Biomaterials & Regenerative Medicine (UP, 2005). Her PhD studies were performed at INEB-Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica and at IBMC-Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular. During her PhD, she was a visiting researcher at INSERM U443 (University of Bordeaux, France). She carried out her postdoc at INEB/IBMC in collaboration with the University of Nevada-Reno, USA.
Since 2017, she is Principal Investigator at i3S/INEB and invited Associate Professor at Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS, UP). She is the leader of the Bioengineered 3D Microenvironments Group of i3S. Her group focuses on the design of tunable hydrogels to promote controlled 3D cell assembly into microtissues akin to native tissues. The key goal is to recapitulate tissue-specific morphogenesis to study how cells sense their microenvironment and dissect the underlying roles of biochemical/biomechanical cues on cellular behavior. Ultimately, the aim is to translate this knowledge into the design of advanced 3D in vitro models and effective injectable cell therapies for tissue vascularization.
DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2017.10.051 SCOPUS: 85032820887.
Bauman E., Feijão T., Carvalho D.T.O., Granja P.L., Barrias C.C.,
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18431-6 SCOPUS: 85040445656.
Pereira R.F., Barrias C.C., Bártolo P.J., Granja P.L.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.11.016 SCOPUS: 85034850058.
Bidarra S.J., Oliveira P., Rocha S., Saraiva D.P., Oliveira C., Barrias C.C.,
DOI: 10.1038/srep27072 SCOPUS: 84973343030.
Maia F.R., Fonseca K.B., Rodrigues G., Granja P.L., Barrias C.C.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2014.02.049 SCOPUS: 84901785690.
Maia F.R., Barbosa M., Gomes D.B., Vale N., Gomes P., Granja P.L., Barrias C.C.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2014.06.030 SCOPUS: 84904318888.
Fonseca K.B., Gomes D.B., Lee K., Santos S.G., Sousa A., Silva E.A., Mooney D.J., Granja P.L., Barrias C.C.,
DOI: 10.1021/bm4016495 SCOPUS: 84892606344.
Fonseca K.B., Granja P.L., Barrias C.C.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2014.07.003 SCOPUS: 84910642434.
Fonseca K.B., Bidarra S.J., Oliveira M.J., Granja P.L., Barrias C.C.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2010.12.029 SCOPUS: 79952189303.
Bidarra S.J., Barrias C.C., Fonseca K.B., Barbosa M.A., Soares R.A., Granja P.L.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.07.013 SCOPUS: 80051827430.