Grissel Trujillo, Ph.D. 

Scientific Advisor


Grissel Trujillo de Santiago is a Principal Investigator of the Alvarez-Trujillo Laboratory at the School of Engineering and Sciences at Tecnológico de Monterrey.

She was trained as a Chemistry & Pharmacy Biologist at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León; she obtained her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biotechnology from Tecnológico de Monterrey. Dr. Trujillo de Santiago conducted research in Material Sciences at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II during her Ph.D. program. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Dr. Khademhosseini’s Lab in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Division for 2 years and at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories. She has published 45+ papers in indexed international journals and one book chapter, has been awarded with a Mexican patent, and has more than 40 participations in international conferences. She was a recipient of the For Women in Science Award from the L’Oreal-UNESCO-CONACyT-AMC foundation in 2019, and recognized as a “Distinguished citizen” by her native town in 2018.

Her main area of interest and expertise is the design of biomaterials and biofabrication technologies for Tissue Engineering applications. Dr. Trujillo de Santiago research is currently focused in the development of novel platform-technologies based in chaos to produce multilayered complex 3D micro-structured living tissues.

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