Team Profiles

Anna Elgart

Anna Elgart

Visiting Researcher

Anna is a visiting student from École Polytechnique, Paris. Previously, she has worked on various projects such as modelling the endocytosis of nanoparticles and sequencing and characterisation of archaeal genes. While at CÚRAM, she will be working on the optimisation and mechanical characterisation of new hydrogels for annulus fibrosus repair under the supervision of Prof. Abhay Pandit.

Arely León López

Arely León López

Visiting Researcher

Arely is a visiting PhD student from the University of Hidalgo State, Mexico with a BSc in Food Engineering and MSc in Food Science. Arely’s research area is in gelatin´s edible films with antioxidant properties and functional food based on whey and hydrolyzed ovine collagen. While at CÚRAM, Arely will work on the extraction, purification and characterisation of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans from animal tissues under the supervision of under the supervision of Dr Dimitrios Zeugolis.

Mehmet Gürdal

Mehmet Gürdal

Visiting Researcher

Mehmet is a visiting PhD student from the Institute of Health Sciences, Ege University, Turkey. Mehmet's research area is on limbal epithelial stem cells (LESCs), corneal regeneration, cellular therapy and regenerative medicine. While at CÚRAM, Mehmet will be working on development of collagen-based films under the supervision of Dr Dimitrios Zeugolis.