Sara Morini
PhD student in Bioengineering - Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine

Research Activities

My interests rely on developing a large-scale platform to efficiently expand different cell types required to promote the revascularization of decellularized liver and its effective transplantation in vivo. My work is focused on: i) the isolation and expansion under static conditions of different cell types (mesenchymal stem cells, aortic endothelial cells, and aortic smooth muscle cells); ii) the development of a safe, robust and reproducible large-scale platform to efficiently expand the cells; iii) the recellularization of liver scaffold.

Selected Publications

Morini S, Sanchez-Romero N, Palacín IP, Arnal PS, Almeida M, Verscheiden L, Almeida JI, Luè A, Almeida H, Dachary PR, Gil AG, Serrano-Aulló T, Baptista PM. (2018) Liver Tissue Engineering, in Bioreactors for Stem Cell Expansion and Differentiation, (J.M.S. Cabral & C. Lobato da Silva, Eds.), CRC Press, ISBN 9781498795906.

Pla-Palacín I, Sainz-Arnal P, Morini S, Almeida M, Baptista PM. (2017) Liver Bioengineering Using Decellularized Whole-Liver Scaffolds. Methods Mol Biol, doi:10.1007/7651_2017_98. [Epub ahead of print]


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