Profile: Juan Luis Paris


Juan Luis Paris obtained his B.S. (2013) and his PhD (2017) in Pharmacy at Complutense University of Madrid (UCM, Spain). During his doctoral training, he was also a visiting researcher at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (USA, 2016) and at the University of Oxford (UK, 2017). His PhD thesis focused on the design, synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of mesostructured silica nanomaterials for application in biomedicine. After defending his thesis, Juan Luis was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Ramón Areces Foundation, which he is currently developing in the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL, located in Braga, Portugal). His current research focuses on the combination of microfluidic techniques with self-assembled nanostructures for gene therapy. Besides research, Juan Luis is involved in scientific dissemination activities and is an active member of Farmaciencia, a professional association of pharmacists aimed at raising awareness against clinical interventions that are not backed up by scientific evidence.