Ernesto Alfaro is the leader of the Nanosafety Research Group. Dr Alfaro is leading research on developing methods to assess the toxicity and safety of nanomaterials, with a broad approach evaluating from possible effects on humans to environmental effects. The goal of the Nanosafety group is to evaluate cytotoxic, genotoxic, inflammation, local and systemic effects and in silico analysis.
Ernesto Alfaro graduated as a bachelor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the School of Chemistry and a Masters in Biochemistry and PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the School of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He was awarded the European Respiratory Society Fellowship to do his postdoctoral experience at the Lung Toxicology Unit of the K.U. Leuven. He was the leader of the Environmental Toxicology Laboratory (2008-2015) at the National Cancerology Institute of Mexico. In 2015, he moved to Sweden to lead an Inhalation Toxicology Project at the Swedish Toxicological Sciences Research Center (SWETOX) working closely with the Karolinska Institutete, Stockholm University and Örebro University. Ernesto joined the INL in June 2020.
- Alfaro-Moreno E, Nawrot TS, Vanaudenaerde B, Hoylaerts M, Vanoirbeek J, Nemery B, Hoet PHM.
Co-cultures of multiple cell types mimic pulmonary cell communication in response to urban PM10
European Respiratory Journal, 2008; 32(5): 1184-1194
- Ramos-Godínez P, González-Gómez BE, Montiel-Dávalos A, López-Marure R, Alfaro-Moreno E.
TiO2 nanoparticles induce endothelial cell activation in a pneumocyte-endothelial co-culture model
Toxicology in Vitro 2013; 27: 774-781
- Rueda-Romero C, Hernández-Pérez G, Ramos-Godínez P, Vázquez-López I, Quintana-Belmares RO, Huerta-García E, Stepien E, López-Marure R, Montiel-Dávalos A, Alfaro-Moreno E.
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles induce the expression of early and late receptors for adhesion molecules on monocytes
Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016; 13(36)
- Quintana-Belmares RO, Krais AM, Esfahani BK, Rosas-Pérez I, Mucs D, López-Marure R, Bergman Å, Alfaro-Moreno E.
Phthalate esters on urban airborne particles: Levels in PM10 and PM2.5 from Mexico City and theoretical assessment of lung exposure
Environmental Research 2018; 161:439-445
- Quintana-Belmares RO, Hernández-Pérez G, Montiel-Dávalos A, Gustafsson A, Miranda J, Rosas-Pérez I, López-Marure R, Alfaro-Moreno E.
Urban particulate matter induces the expression of receptors for early and late adhesion molecules on human monocytes
Environmental Research 2018; 167:283-291