Esteban Jesus ORTEGA-HERNANDEZPhD Student
Area of Study
Project: Functionalised exosome-gels derived from mesenchymal stem cells for heart failure.
Key Areas of Expertise
Esteban is a qualified M.D. who obtained the degree of Physician Surgeon from National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico (2015). He also has research experience at National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition “Salvador Zubiran” (INCMNSZ) in Transplants Department where he worked with Immunogenetics.
Additionally, since 2016 he has organized the annual Biofabricación Mexico symposium, bringing together a distinguished group of scientists, clinicians and bio-engineers related in the field of Biofabrication in Mexico. (www.biofabricacionmexico.com)
After completion, he moved to London, UK to study in Queen Mary at Barts & London School of Medicine where he obtained his Masterʼs of Science in Regenerative Medicine (2017). During his MsC his work focused on the functionalisation of vascular scaffolds using peptide amphiphiles in a chorioallantoic membrane model.
Esteban is currently a PhD student where his experience will benefit from the expertise of the William Harvey Research Institute and the School of Engineering and Materials Science under the supervision of Ken Suzuki and Alvaro Mata respectively.
His research focuses on the use of exosomes derived from stem cells in combination with novel biomaterials to develop new cardiovascular therapies for heart failure.
Ortega-Hernández E, Granados J. “Bioprinting” a new age on the modern medicine. Salud Chiapas 2015, Vol 3. (3) 126-131.
Corona-Vazquez T., Flores J., Granados J, Alonso E, Rito Y, Ortega-Hernández E, Mena-Hernández L, Presence of the HLADR13 allele among Mexican mestizos suggests a protective factor against relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 2015; 138: 184-187.
Carrillo-Meléndez H, Arenas R, Granados J, Ortega-Hernández E. Further role of HLA-DR alleles in the genetic susceptibility to develop onychomycosis in nail psoriasis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2015; 72 (5): 320-322.
Damián Palafox, Claudia Gutierrez-Gómez, Granados J., Barquera R, Ortega-Hernández E, Diana I. Hernández-Zargoza, Marcia Pérez-Dosal, Hanna R. Pacheco-Ubaldo, Abraham Lona-Sánchez. Association of Human leukocyte antigens (HLA) genes to Parry Romberg Syndrome in Mexican mestizo population. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.
M.D. Physician Surgeon
National Autonomous University of Mexico
MSc in Regenerative Medicine
Queen Mary University of London
Honours and Achievements
Scholarship program for research (PROBEI), Coordinating Commission of National Institutes of Health and High Speciality Hospitals (C.C.I.N.S.H.A.E), Mexico City. September 2010 – September 2012.