Institution CIDETEC Position Junior Researcher
1. What are your specific tasks in the SINPAIN team at CIDETEC?
My tasks in the project are related to the development of non-viral vectors for siRNA delivery and range from the synthesis of biomaterials to efficacy tests using in vitro models.
2. What made you go into science?
When I was a child, I was always wondering why things happened and I was fascinated by understanding the processes of physiology and chemistry. Later, I discovered that these naturally occurring mechanisms could be harnessed to develop technology that could improve our way of life and reverse nature's failures.
3. What makes working in the SINPAIN project special for you?
It is a great opportunity to finetune the vectors specifically for the knee environment and explore their potential to reach different type of cells and their implementation in different therapies.
4. How do you see the field of RNA-based therapies for osteoarthritis evolving in the future?
I think that the field of RNA-based therapies holds significant promise for the treatment of genetic-based diseases such as osteoarthritis. If we are able to overcome the challenges, it could lead to a breakthrough in treating this condition. I believe that, as research in this field continues to evolve, we will continue to see exciting advancements and discoveries that will benefit patients and improve their quality of life.
5. What are your goals after SINPAIN? How does working in the team of an international research project contribute to reaching these goals?
Following my involvement with SINPAIN, I aim to further my work in RNA therapy development for various cell types and explore the potential application of vectors in other therapeutic areas. By collaborating with the interdisciplinary team in SINPAIN, comprising experts from every field involved in the disease, I can gain valuable insights and understanding of the biological implications of the biomaterials we synthesized. This experience will undoubtedly enhance my skills and knowledge, and contribute significantly towards my future goals.