Sandra was educated as Chemical Engineer with a M.Sc. in Engineering of Advanced Materials (University of the Basque Country). She then moved to Switzerland where she developed her doctoral studies on Polymer Chemistry and Bioengineering at the Adolphe Merkle Institute. Sandra graduated on 2015 and was recognized with an award to an outstanding PhD thesis by the Swiss Chemical Society. After gaining a fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation, she moved to Brisbane (Australia) to work at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology. Here, she continued her research on instructive biomaterials scaffolds and their interaction with stem cells.
Sandra is now a post-doctoral researcher at the MERLN institute where she works on the development of instructive hierarchical biomaterial scaffolds for the regeneration of complex tissues.