Dr. Lorena Fernandes

Visiting researcher



Lorena obtained her 5-year bachelor degree in Pharmacy at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil (2015). Since then, she has been working with liposomes and their use in Central Nervous Systems diseases. In 2017 she completed her Masters in Pharmacology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, department of Physiology and Biophysics. Her research project's aim was to evaluate liposomal biodistribution on the mice's body and brain after stroke. After that, she started her PhD, also in Pharmacology at the same department, and continued her work with liposomes in stroke now aiming to treat the disease and see the animals' recovery. In October 2020 she joined the Nanomedicine Laboratory at the University of Manchester where she is staying for a year to do part of her PhD studies on stroke using liposomes and also graphene electrodes in order to perform electrophysiological records of the mice's brain.