Irene de Lázaro ,

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering


Irene de Lázaro

Dr de Lázaro leads the NanoBioEngineering for Tissue Reprogramming and Regeneration laboratory at NYU Tandon. Her team is interested in understanding how genetic, biochemical and mechanical signals impact cell plasticity, identity and function. The lab’s mission is to apply this knowledge in combination with nanomedicine and bioengineering strategies to develop therapeutic interventions that modulate cell fate, for example, to induce tissue regeneration or rejuvenation, or that enhance cellular function, for example, in the context of immunotherapies.

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Research Interests
Cell reprogramming, pluripotent stem cells, regenerative medicine, rejuvenation, immunotherapy, biomaterials, namomedicine, 2D nanomaterials
  • PharmD, University of Alcalá (Spain)
  • MSc Drug Delivery, University College London (UK)
  • PhD in Regenerative Medicine, University College London (UK)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Regenerative Therapeutics, University of Manchester (UK)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship/Research Associate, Bioengineering, Harvard University and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering (USA)

  • Vice- Chair (2017) and Chair (2019) of the Gordon Research Seminar in Tissue Repair and Regeneration.

  • Elected Director of the Northwest Constituency, Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK (SRUK), 2015

  • Founding member of the Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK (SRUK), 2012

  • “La Caixa” Postgraduate Fellowship, 2009

  • National Awards for the Excellence in Academic Performance. Ministry of Education, Spanish Government, 2009

Research Centers, Labs, and Groups