Nuria Oliva-Jorge PhD

Nuria Oliva-Jorge graduated from Institut Quimic de Sarria, Universitat Ramon Llull (Barcelona, Spain) with a Bachelor of Science in Organic Chemistry. She then received her PhD in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (MEMP) at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST); training under the guidance of Prof Elazer Edelman and Prof Natalie Artzi, Nuria focused on the development of a novel adhesive hydrogel and its use as a model platform to understand how disease microenvironment affects material performance and how to leverage those cues to attain tumor cell-selective delivery of chemotherapy in a local and sustained manner. She then spent one year at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard Medical School) as a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein post-doctoral fellow within the Organ Design and Engineering Training Program (ODET) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School). Nuria then joined the Almquist Lab at Imperial College London in 2017, where she is developing novel DNA nanotechnology-based approach for modulating bone regeneration.


1. Oliva N, Conde J, Wang K, Artzi N. "Designing Hydrogels for On-Demand Therapy". Accounts of Chemical Research, 50, 660-679 (2017).

2. Conde J, Oliva N, Zhang Y, Artzi N. "Local triple-combination therapy results in tumour regression and prevents recurrence in a colon cancer model". Nature Materials, 15, 1128-1138 (2016).

3. Gilam A, Conde J, Weissglas-Volkov D, Oliva N, Friedman E, Artzi N, Shomron N. "Local microRNA delivery targets Palladin and prevents metastatic breast cancer". Nature Communications, 7, 12868 (2016).

4. Conde J, Oliva N, Artzi N. "Revisiting the ‘One Material Fits All’ Rule for Cancer Nanotherapy". Trends in Biotechnology, 34, 618-626 (2016).

5. Conde J, Oliva N, Atilano M, Song HS, Artzi N. "Self-assembled RNA-triple-helix hydrogel scaffold for microRNA modulation in the tumour microenvironment". Nature Materials, 15, 353-363 (2016).

6. Oliva N & Artzi N. "Chapter 6: Injectable Hydrogels as Tissue Adhesives". Injectable Hydrogels for Regenerative Engineering, World Scientific, 239-273 (2016).

7. Oliva N, Unterman S, Zhang Y, Conde J, Song HS, Artzi N. "Personalizing biomaterials for precision nanomedicine considering the local tissue microenvironment". Advanced Healthcare Materials, 4, 1584-1599 (2015).

8. Conde J, Oliva N, Artzi N. "Implantable hydrogel embedded dark-gold nanoswitch as a theranostic probe to sense and overcome cancer multidrug resistance". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, E1278-E1287 (2015).

9. Oliva N, Carcole M, Beckerman M, Seliktar S, Hayward A, Stanley J, Parry NMA, Edelman ER, Artzi N. "Regulation of dendrimer/dextran material performance by altered tissue microenvironment in inflammation and neoplasia". Science Translational Medicince, 272, 272ra11 (2015).

10. Segovia N, Pont M, Oliva N, Ramos V, Borrós S, Artzi N. "Hydrogel Doped with Nanoparticles for Local Sustained Release of siRNA in Breast Cancer". Advanced Healthcare Materials, 4, 271-280 (2014).

11. Oliva N, Shitreet S, Abraham E, Stanley B, Edelman ER, Artzi N. "Natural Tissue Microenvironmental Conditions Modulate Adhesive Material Performance". Langmuir, 28, 15402-15409 (2012).

12. Artzi N, Oliva N, Puron C, Shitreet S, Artzi S, bon Ramos A, Groothuis A, Sahagian G, Edelman ER. "In vivo and in vitro tracking of erosion in biodegradable materials using non-invasive fluorescence imaging". Nature Materials, 10, 704-709 (2012).

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