Dr. Elizabeth Rosado Balmayor has been Assistant Professor at the MERLN Institute since 2019. She was trained as a Chemist and earned a M.Sc. in Materials Science and Technology at the University of Havana (Cuba). She received a Marie Curie scholarship in the area of Biomaterials and completed her PhD in 2009 with Prof. Rui Reis at the 3B’s research group in Portugal. Dr. Balmayor obtained her assistant professorship in Experimental Trauma Surgery from TU-Munich (Germany) in 2017.
She is associate researcher with Prof. Chris Evans at the Mayo clinic (USA) and holds visiting professorships at the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia and at the UNESCO Biomaterials’ chair of the University of Havana. Her achievements have been recognized with a number of awards and grants, including the Hans-Liniger-Award by the German Society for Trauma Surgery, and projects from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Her research interests include complex biomaterial development for tissue interfaces, their interaction with stem and progenitor cells, and gene and transcript therapies for musculoskeletal regeneration. She is a pioneer in the application of chemically modified mRNA for bone healing.