Lucía Gandarias

Lucía Gandarias received her BSc degree in Biotechnology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 2016 and her MSc degree in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering in the University College London (UCL) in 2017 for which she was awarded the highest classification of Distinction. In October 2017 she entered the group of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) headed by Prof. María Luisa Fernández-Gubieda and in July 2019 she received a Spanish Government Fellowship to perform her PhD thesis “Magnetic and Structural Characterization of Magnetite Nanoparticles obtained from Magnetoactic Bacteria and their use in Biomedicine” under the supervision of Prof. Alicia Muela and Dr. Ana García Prieto in this group.

Her current research interests are magnetotactic bacteria and their use in biomedical applications such as magnetic hyperthermia and drug delivery. She is a highly motivated researcher who does not fear new challenges and her favourite part of Science is the creativity that it implies.