María completed her Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering at TECNUN- University of Navarra, Spain, in 2013 where she investigated cell migration on electrospun fibers. In 2016 she graduated with a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Aachen University of Applied Science, Germany. She performed her master thesis at DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen, Germany, which was focused on developing macroporous hydrogels for tissue regeneration applications.
In June 2016 she joined the CTR department at MERLN as PhD candidate to work on the development of 3D-additive manufactured composite scaffolds for critical-size bone defects regeneration. In her research, she explores the effect of newly developed functional composites on the osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stromal cells. Her interests lie in the field of 3D scaffolds biofabrication for tissue engineering applications.