Inés Tejeda

PhD student

Bachelor in Biology
Master in Genetics and Cell Biology

Joined the group in June 2022

Research project: Tiered testing of the cytotoxicity effects of micro- and nanoplastics using intestinal in vitro models.

In my research I’m working to understand the mechanistics effects of micro- and nanoplastics in an intestinal triculture of of Caco-2/HT29-MTX-E12/Raji B cells. Nowadays risk assessment fails due to our lack of knowledge on how these plastics exert their effects. In this project I aim to explore the relationship between the physicochemical characteristics of MPs and NPs, and the alterations they induce in the different intestinal cells. Such a detailed understanding of nanoparticle toxicity is a necessary first step in function of future risk assessment strategies.

My favorite quote: “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Sharon Begley

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