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Dr. Sheila Barros obtained her PhD in 2016 from a collaboration between the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil 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 on her postdoctoral research in Dr. Tomich’s laboratory, where she is leading research on 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.