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Dr. Sandra Vranic, Research Fellow

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Sandra obtained her BSc Degree in Molecular Biology and Physiology at the University of Belgrade, Serbia in 2007. After graduation she completed her MSc Degree in Toxicology at University Paris Diderot – Paris 7, France. She pursued her PhD in Toxicology in the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Responses to Xenobiotics at University Paris Diderot – Paris 7, supervised by Prof Armelle Baeza and Dr Sonja Boland. She focused on interactions of manufactured engineered nanoparticles with cells, especially on mechanisms of their internalization and subsequent cellular effects. After her PhD, Sandra worked on a short postdoctoral project at Nagoya University and Tokyo University of Science in Japan supervised by Professor Gaku Ichihara, where she focused on the effects of silica nanoparticles on mice and Zebra fish. Sandra joined the Nanomedicine Lab in January 2015 as a Marie Curie Research Fellow under the RADDEL ITN project working with nanocapsules filled with radiometals aimed at biomedical applications in the areas of cancer diagnosis and therapy. Currently she is the lead scientist in WorkPackage 4 (Health and Environment) of the Graphene Flagship project working on the cell and molecular biology of graphene and other 2D materials.