Ana graduated in Pharmacy in 2008 and then attained her Biomedical Science Master on Research and Rational use of Medicines in 2009 at the University of Valencia (Spain). This work led to the completion of her master’s thesis cum laude on intestinal permeability of saquinavir and effect of the flavone narigin, the drug talinolol and protein-calorie undernutrition on the absorption process. In 2010 she continued her research activities joining the PhD program of Biomedicine and Pharmacy in Spain and graduated cum laude for her research on the pharmacokinetics of taurine and the influence of the nutritional status in 2014.
She is currently a PhD student in Life, Environmental and Drug Sciences at the University of Cagliari. Ana is working in the Laboratory of Technologies for Drug Delivery under the supervision of Prof. Maria Manconi, with a project focused on the nanoencapsulation of natural products in phospholipid systems.
Therapeutic efficacy of quercetin enzyme-responsive nanovesicles for the treatment of experimental colitis in rats. Castangia I, Nácher A, Caddeo C, Merino V, Díez-Sales O, Catalán-Latorre A, Fernàndez-Busquets X, Fadda AM, Manconi M. 2014, doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2014.11.017.
Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose films for the ophthalmic delivery of diclofenac sodium. El-Sousi S, Nácher A, Mura C, Catalán-Latorre A, Merino V, Merino-Sanjuán M, Díez-Sales O. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2013 Feb;65(2):193-200.