Advanced nanomaterials for CVD and cancer

​Cardiovascular Disease and cancer are the two leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and their burden is expected to increase in the next decade. Current diagnostic techniques and treatment for CVD and cancer present some inherent limitations. Karla's project focuses on the development of novel advanced nanomaterials for the non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of CVD and cancer. 

  • Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology/The Pharmacy Australia Center of Excellence- The University of Queensland July 2018-PRESENT
  • Center for Chemical Research-Morelos State Autonomous University(UAEM), Cuernavaca, Mexico. October 2017-July 2018
  • Institute of Nanosciences and Nanotechnology (IN2UB) - Departmentof Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology-University of Barcelona(UB), Barcelona, Spain. Bachelor thesis: "Cytotoxic and anti-inflammatory evaluation of pentacyclic triterpenes isolated from Plumeria obtusa, free and vehiculized in nanostructured systems" September 2016-July 2017
  • Institute of Biotechnology-National Autonomous University of Mexico(UNAM), Cuernavaca, Mexico. April 2015-July 2016
  • Center for Chemical Research- Morelos State Autonomous University(UAEM), Cuernavaca, Mexico. May 2014-April 2015


2018- UQ Research Training Scholarship
2017- Graduated with honours (top 5% of class- summa cum laude) from Morelos State Autonomous University (Bsc. Biology).
2016- Excellence scholarship for higher education. BECANET SEP. Mexico.
2016- International mobility scholarship. SEP. Mexico.
2015- Excellence scholarship for higher education. BECANET SEP. Mexico
2014- 1st  place winner (poster modality) at the XVIII Summer of scientific research in Morelos. Cuernavaca, Mexico.
2014- Excellence scholarship. BECANET, SEP. Mexico.