Leite, Diana

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

UCL, UK

Molecular Bionics

I am a postdoctoral research fellow working on Neuro-Oncological Precision Nanomedicines in the Molecular Bionics lab of Prof Giuseppe Battaglia at UCL: https://www.molecularbionics.org/

My previous work at the Brain Tumour Centre, University of Portsmouth, focused on the development of a 3D in vitro model of brain tumours.

During an MSc in Biomedical Engineering, I explored the use of polymeric nanoparticles as drug carriers to the bone. Later, as a Research Assistant, I worked with a gene delivery system based on dendrimers for brain regeneration. 

Existing collaborations relevant to drug delivery

Publications relevant to drug delivery

A. Lalatsa, D.M. Leite, M.F. Figueiredo, M. O’Connor (2018) Nanotechnology in Brain Targeting, in Kesharwani, P. and Gupta, U. (Eds.) Nanotechnology-Based Targeted Drug Delivery Systems for Brain Tumours. Elsevier. 

M. Figueiredo, D.M. Leite, et al. (2016) De-activating the Ticking Bomb of Brain Diseases with Nanomedicines. Pharmaceutical Technology 40(9):26-30

Leite, D.M., Barbu, E., Pilkington, G., Lalatsa, A. (2015) Peptide amphiphiles in drug delivery. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry 15(22):2277-2289.

D.M. Leite, et al. (2015) Peptide Self-Assemblies for Drug Delivery. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry 15(22): 2277-2289

A. Lalatsa, D.M. Leite (2014) Single-Domain Antibodies for Brain Targeting. Biopharm International 27(8): 20-26.


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