Raissa specialises in radiopharmaceutical synthesis adaptation to microfluidic devices.

​Raïssa started her PhD at AIBN in 2019 at the Centre for Personalised Nanomedicine under the supervision of Prof. Matt Trau - group leader for the Trau Group. Prior to moving to Australia, she graduated from the Brazilian Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF) with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry followed by a master's degree in Physical-Chemistry. For her undergraduate project, she formulated and initialised the development of a gold-nanoparticle drug-delivery system, which was optimised and applied to breast cancer cells throughout her master's degree.

Her current research focuses on developing methods to miniaturise platforms for radiopharmaceutical production and quality control.

Key publications

Teixeira, R. A., Lataliza, A. A., Raposo, N. R., Costa, L. A. S., & Sant’Ana, A. C. (2018). Insights on the transport of tamoxifen by gold nanoparticles for MCF-7 breast cancer cells based on SERS spectroscopy. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 170, 712-717.

Teixeira, R. A. R., Lima, F. R. A., Silva, P. C., Costa, L. A. S., & Sant'Ana, A. C. (2019). Tracking chemical interactions of folic acid on gold surface by SERS spectroscopy. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 223, 117305.

Teixeira, R. A., Costa, L. A. S., & Sant'Ana, A. C. (2019). A proposal for the adsorption of anastrozole anticancer drug on gold nanoparticle surfaces. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 50(10), 1462-1467.

Marques, F. C., Oliveira, G. P., Teixeira, R. A., Justo, R. M., Neves, T. B., & Andrade, G. F. (2018). Characterization of 11-mercaptoundecanoic and 3-mercaptopropionic acids adsorbed on silver by surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 98, 139-144.