Sandra Carvalho

Research Fellow

Sandra Carvalho is a Research Fellow at INL in the Nanodevices Group of Nanoelectronics Engineering Department. Her work is focused on the development of non-invasive microfluidic-based tests for cancer diagnosis and real-time monitoring.

Sandra graduated in Biochemistry and obtained her PhD degree in 2015 at Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences. The PhD thesis was developed at Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto- IPATIMUP- and focused on to uncover the major changes in the glycan repertoire of gastric cancer cells, and more specifically on how cadherin´ glycans constitute tumour biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets.

Selected Publications

  • Authors: Pinho SS, Carvalho S, Marcos-Pinto R, Magalhães A, Oliveira C, Gu J, Dinis-Ribeiro M, Carneiro F, Seruca R, Reis CA.
    Gastric cancer: adding glycosylation to the equation.
    Trends Mol Med. 2013 Nov;19(11):664-76. doi: 10.1016/j.molmed.2013.07.003. Epub 2013 Aug 8.