David Cabrera, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow

Tell us about your role:

I aim to develop an effective, localised-action venous thromboembolism therapy based on the use of magnetic nanoparticles. This novel nanotherapy will have the potential to avoid secondary effects related to currently-used pharmacological treatments by locally and selectively dissolving venous clots. My studies will allow to assess the feasibility of using nanotechnology to treat venous thromboembolism in more efficient and safe manner than traditional systemic drugs.

What are your career aspirations? 

Currently I pursue to underpin my own independent academic career in the field of nanomedicine. Recently, I was awarded with a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship, which allows me to conduct my own research project. After finishing my fellowship, I expect to obtain a lectureship position in a world-class research institution in the UK, create a world-leading research group in nanomedicine, and be promoted to professor in the long-term.

What training did you find useful at Keele?

I found extremely useful the training “Imaginative Writing for Academic Purposes”. This course helped me to develop my writing skills, especially at the beginning of writing a scientific paper.