Tânia Baltazar

PhD Student


Research Activities


My research is being developed from a collaboration between IBB and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute aiming at the development of a 3D printed in vitro vascularized human skin model for clinical applications. I’m currently developing an autologous human skin model with hiPSC-derived keratinocytes, fibroblasts and endothelial cells. We predict that our new strategy for tissue vascularization via 3D cell printing technology will dramatically improve skin graft survival in vivo and shorten the time of graft incorporation into surrounding skin. In addition, a full thickness skin may be used to treat deep wounds and can also serve as a valuable in vitro platform to evaluate the permeability and toxicity responses of topical agents in a high-throughput manner during the preliminary stages of transdermal and topical drug discovery.

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