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Nanomedicine Graduate Student Ana Salazar-Puerta Successfully Defends Thesis

Updated: Feb 6, 2023

Ana Salazar-Puerta, a graduate student in the Higuita-Castro Nanomedicine Lab, successfully defended her thesis on therapeutic applications for extracellular vesicles.

Ana Salazar-Puerta, a PhD student in the Higuita-Castro Nanomedicine Lab, successfully defended her thesis on Wednesday, November 16. Ana's thesis, which is titled "Engineering Extracellular Vesicles for Therapeutic Applications" focused on optimizing the therapeutic potential of biocompatible extracellular vesicles via surface modification with specific targeting ligands to enhance preferential EV uptake, as well as tailoring of their molecular cargo to specific pathologies. Ana was a graduate mentee of Dr. Higuita-Castro from 2019 to 2022. Ana also served as a Presidential Fellow, which is one of the most prestigious fellowships awarded to graduate students at Ohio State. Following graduation, Ana has accepted a position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Gallego-Perez Nanomedicine Lab at Ohio State. Congratulations to Dr. Ana Salazar-Puerta!

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