Prof. Susana G. Santos
Susana G. Santos did her basic degree in Biology and masters in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Aveiro, before moving to the University of Porto to do her PhD as part of the G.A.B.B.A. program. Her PhD was in the area of immunology, in a collaboration between ICBAS and IBMC at the University of Porto, Portugal and the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK. Then, she performed post-doctoral work in the Medical School, at St Andrews University and later became a Medical Research Council (MRC) Career Development Fellow, at the MRC-Protein Phosphorylation Unit, College of Life Sciences in Dundee. At the end of 2008 she moved back to Porto to work at INEB, on the relation between inflammation and tissue regeneration. She is currently an Assistant Investigator at INEB-i3S, within the Microenvironments for NewTherapies Group. Her current research interests are in modulating the immune and inflammatory responses to develop new therapeutic strategies for tissue repair/regeneration. To accomplish that she has been working on: i) immune cells (e.g. macrophages and dendritic cells) and osteoclasts, their response to biomaterials and communication with bone marrow mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC); ii) in vivo immune and regenerative responses to biomaterials for bone regeneration; iii) the role of extracellular vesicles (including exosomes) in cellular communication during inflammation resolution and tissue regeneration.