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Dr. Maria Molina Soler

Maria Molina

Freie Universität Berlin

Institut für Chemie und Biochemie

Organische Chemie

Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow

Development of Thermoresponsive Dendritic Nanocomposites

Takustrasse 3
14195 Berlin

Dr. María Alejandra Molina received her BS (Hons) in Chemistry from the National University of Rio Cuarto (Argentina) in 2007. In 2007 she obtained a CONICET Fellowship to undertake her PhD studies (2011) in the group of Prof. Cesar Barbero  (National University of Rio Cuarto)  working on the preparation of smart hydrogels as drug delivery systems. In 2012 she started her postdoctoral research at Freie Universität Berlin, under the supervision of Prof. M. Calderón and Prof. R. Haag. Her current research is focused on the preparation of responsive nanogels for anticancer therapy within the the frame of the NanoMatFutur project entitled Themornanogele. In 2013 she was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship from the Georg Forster Programm.

Selected Publications

(1) Positively Charged Thermoresponsive Nanogels for Anticancer Drug Delivery. M. A. Molina, M. Giulbudagian, and M. Calderón*.Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. Manuscript accepted. DOI: 10.1002/macp.201400286

(2) Fabrication of Thermoresponsive Nanogels by Thermo-Nanoprecipitation and in situ Encapsulation of Bioactives. M. Giulbudagian,§ M. Asadian-Birjand,§ D. Steinhilber, K. Achazi, M. A. Molina, and M. Calderón*. Polymer Chemistry. Manuscript accepted. § These author contributed equally

(3) Thermosensitive Dendritic Polyglycerol-Based Nanogels for Cutaneous Delivery of Biomacromolecules. M. Witting§, M. Molina§, K. Obst, H.C. Hennies, M. Calderón, W. Frieß, S. Küchler. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, in press. § These author contributed equally

(4) Dendritic Amphiphiles as Additives for Honeycomb-like Patterned Surfaces by Breath Figures: Role of the Molecular Characteristics on the Pore Morphology. A.S. de León, S. Malhotra, M. Molina, R. Haag, M. Calderón*, J. Rodriguez-Hernandez, A. Munoz-Bonilla*.Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2015), 440, 263–271.