Sandra Simões is Auxiliar Researcher at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal since 2009. She is a member of iMed.ULisboa since 2007. Since 2016 she is a member of the Animal Welfare Body (ORBEA) of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon.
She graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1994 and obtained her PhD in 2005 for studies on transdermal delivery of proteins.
Her research aims include design, development and biological evaluation of optimal drug delivery systems for dermal and transdermal delivery, for small and large molecules. Research activity deals with drug-excipient and drug-skin interactions, and development of animal models of acute and chronic inflammation, skin infection and wound-healing.
She is also involved in the optimization of techniques for the in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo assessment of dermal and transdermal drug delivery. Her recent research work is related to biological evaluation of stem cell-based therapies and the valorisation of food processing industry by-products and the application of extracted bioactive compounds in skin health.