Oscar Ferreira Silvestre

Research Fellow
Ultrafast Bio and Nanobiophotonics

Oscar F. Silvestre is a Marie Curie COFUND postdoctoral fellow in the “Ultrafast Bio- and Nanophotonics” group led by Dr. Jana B. Nieder. His main research topics are related with smart drug delivery systems employing biophysical and advanced imaging technologies.

Oscar F. Silvestre holds a degree in Biotechnology Engineering from University of Algarve, Portugal. He was awarded a Richard Whipp interdisciplinary studentship and received his PhD in 2011 from the School of Medicine/School of Physics, Cardiff University, Wales, UK in the field of cellular imaging and systems cytometry. As an AXA Research Fund postdoctoral fellow he joined in 2012 the Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, NIBIB-National Institutes of Health, USA, where he worked on nanoparticle platforms for gene/drug therapy and pre-clinical models studies.

Selected Publications

  • Choi KY#, Silvestre OF#, Huang X#, Hida N, Liu G, Ho DN, Lee S, Lee SW, Hong JI, Chen X. (2014) A nanoparticle formula for delivering siRNA or miRNAs to tumor cells in cell culture and in vivo. Nature Protocols 9 (8): 1900-1915.
  • Choi KY#, Silvestre OF#, Huang X, Ming KH, Howard GP, Hida N, Jin AJ, Carvajal N, Lee SW, Hong JI, Chen X. (2014). Versatile RNAi nanoplatforms for in vivo systemic delivery of RNAs into tumor cells. ACS Nano 8 (5): 4559-4570.