María Contreras has obtained the  the PhD degree in Bioscience at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) under the supervision of Prof. Jurgen Kosel.

She is a scientist with experience in the research areas of Cancer Biology, Super-resolution Microscopy and Nanomaterials.

Currently, she is Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Bartz Cancer Institute in London.

Selected publications:

Contreras, M.F., Sougrat, R., Zaher, A., Ravasi, T. and Kosel, J., 2015. Non-chemotoxic induction of cancer cell death using magnetic nanowires. International journal of nanomedicine10, p.2141.

Perez JE, Contreras MF, Vilanova E, Felix LP, Margineanu MB, Luongo G, Porter AE, Dunlop IE, Ravasi T, Kosel J. Cytotoxicity and intracellular dissolution of nickel nanowires. Nanotoxicology. 2016 Aug 8;10(7):871-80.