Célia Maria Cardona Faustino

PhD (2009) in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Chemistry), Universidade de Lisboa

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa — Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal

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Researcher ID F-7318-2015
Scopus Author ID 6507969067

Research Interests

Faustino research interests focus on the chemo-enzymatic synthesis and development of novel bioactive compounds from natural renewable sources (amino acids, bile salts, phospholipids, and terpenoids) with potential therapeutic applications as antimicrobial, drug delivery and transfection agents. She is also interested in the study of supramolecular aggregation and rheological behavior of biological/pharmaceutically relevant colloidal systems.

Selected Publications

Faustino C, Rijo P, Reis CP. Nanotechnological strategies for nerve growth factor delivery: Therapeutic implications in Alzheimer’s disease. Pharmacol Res 2017; 120: 68-87.

Faustino C, Serafim C, Rijo P, Reis CP. Bile acids and bile acid derivatives: use in drug delivery systems and as therapeutic agents. Exp Opin Drug Deliv 2016; 13: 133-48.

Serafim C, Ferreira I, Rijo P, Pinheiro L, Faustino C, Calado A, Garcia-Rio L. Lipoamino acid-based micelles as promising delivery vehicles for monomeric amphotericin B. Int J Pharm 2016; 497: 23-35.

Faustino CMC, Serafim C, Ferreira IN, Branco MA, Calado ART, Garcia-Rio L. Mixed micelle formation between an amino acid-based anionic gemini surfactant and bile salts. Ind Eng Chem Res 2014; 53: 10112-8.

Faustino CMC, Calado ART, Garcia-Rio L. Gemini surfactant-protein interactions: Effect of pH, temperature and surfactant stereochemistry. Biomacromolecules 2009; 10: 2508-14.