Diagnostic Tools and Methods
Marina Brito, PhD (2011) is Staff Researcher in the Diagnostic Tools and Methods group, from the Department for Life Sciences. Her research is focused on two main domains: the development of new tools for in vivo diagnosis, namely in the cardiovascular diseases domain and on development of biomimetic systems to mimic complex disease scenarios in the lab. She has scientific collaboration on both domains, and mostly with hospitals. Her research interests are biomarkers, nanomedicine, in vivo scenario mimicking, biomimetics, cardiology, cell biology, and bioimaging tools.
Within her responsibilities at INL, she combines the management of instruments on the bioimaging facility, namely of the Laser Scanning Microscope (LSM780) and the Nikon Ti-E with TIRF module, with the co-responsibility of the Cell Culture Laboratory.