Dr. Shelia Barros, PhD
Dr. Sheila Barros obtained her PhD in 2016 through a collaboration between the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil funded by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) and Kansas State University, under the guidance of Dr. John M. Tomich. She primarily focuses her studies on the characterization of Branched Amphipathic Peptide Capsules (BAPC).
She is currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Kansas State University, under a sponsored research agreement with Phoreus Biotechnology, where she is extending her previous research and innovating in Phoreus’ newest platform technology: Corralling Amphipathic Peptide Colloids (CAPC). This work has developed a novel nanostructure based on an amphipathic peptide that encapsulates oils and low dielectric solvent droplets in water for the delivery of drugs and vaccines.