Group Members

Prof. Marcelo Ganzarolli de Oliveira

Principal Investigator


University of Campinas (M.S.), University of Campinas (Ph.D.), University of Southampton (Post-doc)


     Prof. Marcelo Ganzarolli de Oliveira received his Ph.D. in Science from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo state, Brazil, in 1992, where he was appointed Assistant Professor in 1987. After his doctoral studies he served as Visiting Research Fellow at the Chemistry Department of the University of Southampton, UK, from 1993 to 1995.

     He was appointed Associate Professor (2000) and Full Professor (2014) in the Physical Chemistry Department of the Institute of Chemistry of UNICAMP, where he currently develops his studies aimed at the preparation of polymeric biomaterials for the controlled release of nitric oxide (NO).

Current Members
  • Research Coordinator

Laura C. E. da Silva

University of Campinas, 2014 (M.Sc.)

University of Campinas & Lund University (internship), 2018 



 Her projetct involves the preparation of multilayered hybrid nanoparticles made up of poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate) and polysilsesquioxane for the localized co-delivery of nitric oxide (NO) and antitumoral drugs. Self-organized and multicomponent hydrogels fot the topical NO release will also be produced with this polymeric system. This project is being developed under collaboration with Prof. Alexander Zelikin from Aarhus University - Denmark.


FAPESP Fellowship (2019)


  • Post- doc Researcher

Marcos V. Lorevice

Federal University of São Carlos, 2015 (M.Sc.)

Federal University of São Carlos & Paris Diderot University  (internship), 2019 



 His project involves the development of chemically modified polysaccharides (pectin and chitosan) containing bivalent ions and/or methacrylate groups as well as nitric oxide-releasing end-groups for preparing novel biocompatible and 3D printable hydrogels resins that result in nitric-oxide releasing devices with tailored mechanical properties that are suitable for wound healing applications.


FAPESP Fellowship (2021)


  • Ph.D. candidates

Matheus F. de Oliveira

Federal Fluminense University (B.S.)

     His project aims to the development of fully absorbable and nitric oxide (NO) releasing intracoronary polyester stents. It involves the investigation, synthesis, casting, and evaluation of polynitrosed polyester NO donors, pure and in blends, to try and provide the stent with a complete bioabsorption property and with localized release of NO, which in turn displays antiplatelet, anti-restenotic and pro-endothelial actions.

FAPESP Scholarship (2017)

Daniele M. Catori

State University of Maringá (M.Sc.)

     Her project concerns the development of injectable gels that are able to locally deliver nitric oxide for the regeneration of cartilaginous tissue. Absorbable hydrogels made up of hyaluronic acid and non-absorbable hydrogels made up of poly(vinyl acetate) will be prepared by in situ photopolymerization as well as 3D printing. 

CAPES Scholarship (2019)

Murilo I. Santos


University of Campinas, 2020 (M.Sc.)

  His project involves the development of photocrosslinkable hydrogels based on poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(propylene oxde)-poly(ethylene oxide) triblock copolymers (Pluronics®) for Digital Light Processing (DLP) 3D printing. The printed hydrogels will be loaded with NO donors and their biological action will be investigated. 

CAPES Scholarship (2020)

  • M.Sc. Candidates

Herllan V. de Almeida

Federal University of Ceará, 2020 (B.Sc. in Chemistry)

  His project aims to synthesize new NO donor molecules that might be incorporated into photocrosslinkable hydrogels for 3D printing NO-releasing biomedical devices. The NO donors will be encapsulated in polymeric nanoparticles that posteriorly will be added to the 3D printable hydrogels.

CAPES Scholarship (2020)

  • Undergraduate students

Mateus P. Bomediano

University of Campinas (B.S.) - current

     Mateus is working on the development of semi-interpenetrating hydrogels composed of poly(acrylic acid), pluronic F127 and poly(vinyl alcohol) (PAA/F127/PVA) for 3D-printing of biomedical devices. Hydrogels will be loaded with nitric oxide (NO) donors for local NO release.


FAPESP Scholarship (2019)

Past Members
  •  Post-Doctorate


Guilherme Fadel Picheth - 2017 - 2018

His project involved the synthesis of Pluronic F127 triblock polymers containing end-group modifications to release nitric oxide. The project´s goal was to preserve the polymer’s thermo-sensitivity and simultaneously provide activable NO-releasing moieties for wound healing applications. 


Mathilde Champeau - 2015 -2016

Her project was devoted to the synthesis of poly(acrylic acid)/PEO-PPO-PEO hydrogels charged with a nitric oxide donor. The hydrogels were molded as membranes and used in topical applications for improving wound healing. The project involved a collaborative work with the Faculty of Medical Sciences at University of Campinas, UNICAMP.


Patricia Taladriz-Blanco – 09/2013-04/2015


Chiara Montemurro – 04/2013-01/2015


Rafael Vercelino – 04/2010-01/2013


Kamila Cristina Silva – 11/2011-11/2012


Amedea Barozzi Seabra – 11/2005-07/2008 and 04/2010-03/2011


Regiane da Silva Gonzales – 08/2008-07/2009


Rodrigo Silveira Vieira – 06/2008-03/2009



  • Doctorate (Ph.D)


Scheila Alves - 03/2014 - 2017


Victor Baldin – 03/2011-06/2016


Marília Meira Dias – 03/2007-02/2012

Co-supervision with Prof. José Barreto Campello Carvalheira – Faculty of Medical Sciences (Unicamp)


Gabriela Freitas Pereira de Souza – 02/2008-07/2011


Maíra Martins de Souza Godoy Simões – 08/2006-06/2011


Rogério Côrte Sassonia – 07/2004-10/2009


Regiane da Silva Gonzalez – 03/2005-07/2008


Fernanda Ibanes Simplício – 03/2003-03/04/2007


Amedea Barozzi Seabra – 03/2003-01/2006


Silvia Mika Shishido – 03/1998-16/04/2003


Marlus Pinheiro Rolemberg – 09/2000-07/2002 

Co-supervision with Prof. Maria Alvina Krähenbühl – Faculty of Chemical Engineering (Unicamp)



  • Master (M.S.)


Murilo Izidoro Santos - 08/2018 - 03/2020

Co-supervision with Prof. Maria do Carmo Gonçalves Institute of Chemistry (Unicamp)


Yuliana Pérez Sánchez - 03/2017 - 02/2019


Alexandre Dias Barbosa - 08/2016 - 08/2018


Flávia Mesquita Cabrini - 08/2016 - 05/2018


Thatiane Cristine Camargo Marini – 01/2014-10/2016


Marcelo F. de Azevedo Silva – 08/2012-09/2016


Vicente Gomes de Oliveira – 08/2014-09/2016


Sarah De Marchi Lourenço – 07/2013-04/2015


Fernanda Seabra Schanuel – 03/2012-02/2015

Co-supervision with Prof. Andréa Monte Alto Costa – Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ)


Ana Beatriz Manzano Nascimento – 08/2012-11/2014

Co-supervision with Prof. Dra. Carolina Vautier Teixeira Giongo – Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp)


Raphael Henrique Marques Marcilli – 08/2012-10/2013


Maíra Martins de Souza Godoy Simões – 11/2004-06/2006


Alessandro Correa Prudente dos Santos – 03/2008-03/2010

Co-supervision with Prof. Cássio Luís Zanettini Riccetto – Faculty of Medical Sciences – Unicamp


Regiane da Silva Gonzalez – 03/2004-01/2005


Lais Calixto Santos – 08/2001-09/2003


Amedea Barozzi Seabra – 03/1999-02/2001


Silvia Mika Shishido – 03/1996-06/1998



  • Research Trainees

Yasmim R. Lopes

University of Campinas (B.S.) - current


Yasmin is currently working on the coating of intracoronary stents and catheters with photopolymerizable methacrylated poly(dodecanediol citrate) and nitric oxide donors to improve blood compatiblility. This project is under collaboration with Prof. Melissa Reynolds, Colorado State University - United States of America.


FAPESP Scholarship (2018)

Giovanna J.V.P dos Santos

University of Campinas (B.S.) - current

     Giovanna is currently working on the development of bioabsorbable and biocompatible membranes anchored with naturally occurring nitric oxide donors in the human body. These membranes are being employed to accelerate the reepithelialization rate of skin wounds. This project is under collaboration with Prof. Cécile Dreiss, King´s College London - United Kingdom.


FAPESP Scholarship (2016)

Marina F. Maximo

University of Campinas (B.S.) - current

     Marina is currently working on the development of polu(N-isopropyl acrilamide) (PNIPAAM) membranes containing anchored nitric oxide donors. These membranes are being employed to the prolonged NO delivery in skin wounds. 


Leonardo Pinheiro Giglio - 08/2016 - 08/2018


Lucas Militão - 11/2015 - 10/2016


Amanda Carrico – 02/2016-08/2016


Karen Slis Raggio Santos – 07/2013-12/2014


Adriana Pereira Lopes Limeira – 02/2012-07/2013


Murilo Metzger Denny – 01/2014-12/2014


Caroline Simões Pereira – 06/2011 a 05/2012


Letícia Marques da Silva – 12/2012-08/2013


Elisa Silva Ferreira – 01/2010-07/2012


Arthur Teixeira Melo – 08/2011-11/2012


Amanda Osteno Lino – 05/2011-09/2012


Natália Vance – 01/2011-06/2011


Cybele Ribeiro Moura – 12/209 a 12/2010


Bruno Morandi Pires – 04/2009-07/2011


Marcela Gennari – 10/2007-09/2008


Flaviane Alves dos Santos – 03/2009-12/2009


Joseph Elias – 07/2008-08/2008


Jaqueline Priscilla Denadai – 05/2007-11/2008


Gabriela Freitas Pereira de Souza – 04/2004-03/2007


Thiago Costa Ferreira Gomes – 01/2005-12/2005


Juliana Correia Bergallo Vaz – 09/1999-09/2000 and 03/2001-03/2002

Co-supervision with Prof. Rahoma Sadeg Mohamed – Faculty of Chemical Engineering – Unicamp


Amarildo Grando – 05/1999-12/2000


Dirnei Aparecido Machado – 02/1995-03/1996


Fabiana Ocampos – 09/1995-10/1996


Ricardo Ganães Cosso – 06/1991-11/1991


Euler Martins Lage – 06/1990-04/1991