Montserrat Vallet Buisan
- PI group: Dr Kevin Coward
I am a first year DPhil student and graduate of the MSc in Clinical Embryology, and I work at the Institute of Reproductive Sciences under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Coward.
Prior to attending Oxford I studied Biomedical Sciences at the University of Barcelona. During that time, I worked as an undergraduate student at the Barcelona Institute of Molecular Biology – Spanish National Research Council (IBMB-CSIC) where, using Drosophila melanogaster as a model, we researched the mechanisms that control early animal development.
My DPhil research focuses on developing an exosome-based non-invasive biotherapeutic delivery system to mammalian sperm and embryos. This novel tool has the potential to be used for reproductive purposes and help treat fertility-associated problems.
I've received a grant from the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI) aimed at promoting scientific culture in Catalonia. To this end, I've created Instagram and TikTok profiles (@reprociencia) where I post content regarding sexual and reproductive health, as well as recounting the day-to-day life of a DPhil student.
Succesful internalisation of BODIPY-labelled exosomes by embryos
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
Society for Reproduction and Fertility (SRF)
Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists (ARCS)
Spanish Association for the Study of Reproductive Biology (ASEBIR)
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
UK Society for Extracellular Vesicles (UKEV)
Spanish Group for Innovation and Research in Extracellular Vesicles (GEIVEX)