Nathalia Oliveira

Title and Affiliation

Visiting Student
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Environmental Health
Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology

Contact Info

Office: SPH1-G5

Short Bio

Nathalia Oliveira is a medical student at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She was accepted at a one-year research exchange program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In 2019, she joined the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology under the direction of Prof. Demokritou at the Department of Environmental Health. In her multi-disciplinary work, she collaborates with other scientists across scientific fields to study the effects of engineered and incidental nanomaterials on human health. More specifically, she studies the impact of non-cytotoxic doses of nanoparticles to produce DNA damage in cells and mechanisms of adaptation to DNA repair. She is committed to two projects, one on the characterization of 2D materials (graphene oxide) and another for the characterization of nanoparticles emitted by photocopiers in the production of damage to the lung epithelial cells.

Research Interests

  • Characterization of engineered nanomaterials and incidental nanoparticles in environmental and physiological media
  • Quantification of engineered nanomaterials in in vitro biological systems
  • Effects of nanotechnology on public health using in vitro cytotoxicity and genotoxicity assays