Laura Rubio Lorente

Previous Title and Affiliation

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Environmental Health
Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology

Short Bio

Laura graduated with a Ph.D in Genetics from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain). Her PhD work was focused on nanotoxicology, mainly evaluating the genotoxicity and carcinogenicity of nanomaterials. Laura joined Philip Demokritou’s laboratory in the department of Environmental Health in the Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences program in June 2017 as a postdoctoral fellow to work in characterizing engineered nanoparticles, evaluating their toxicity for human health and looking for possible industrial applications.

Research Interests

  • Implications of ingested engineered nanoparticles (iENP) on human health.
  • Characterization of iENPs across the gastrointestinal tract (GIT).
  • Use of physiologically relevant models for in vitro toxicity studies
  • Emerging applications related to iENPs.

Selected Publications

Rubio L., El-Yamani N., Dusinska M., Marcos R. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (NM401) induce ROS and HPRT mutations in Chinese hamster lung fibroblast cells. Enviromental Research. 2016, 146:185-190

Rubio L., Annangi B., Vila L., Hernández A., Marcos R. Antioxidant and antigenotoxic effects of cerium oxide nanoparticles in BEAS-2B. Archives of Toxicology. 2015, 89:1-10.

Rubio L., Vila L., Annangi B., García-Rodríguez A., Marcos R., Hernández A. Frozen dispersions of nanomaterials are a useful operational procedure in nanotoxicology. Nanotoxicology. 2016, DOI: 10.1080/17435390.2016.1262918

Annangi B., Rubio L., Alaraby M., Bach J., Marcos R., Hernández A. Acute and long-term in vitro effects of zinc oxide nanoparticles. Archives of Toxicology. 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00204-015-1613-7.