ESR5 – Katherine Trivino Cepeda

Originally from Ecuador, I got my Bachelor degree in Biotechnology Engineering at the University of the Armed Forces – ESPE. Later, I graduated from a double degree Master programme in Innovative Medicine from Uppsala University in Sweden and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. During my Master degree, I got involved in different research projects that included bone tissue engineering, cardiovascular regeneration, and vascular engineering.
I joined the RenalToolBox programme in June 2019, under the supervision of Dr Bettina Wilm at the University of Liverpool, UK to assess the safety and efficacy of renal regenerative medicine therapies using advanced imaging technologies. Safety assessment involves preclinical imaging of the whole body and organs to detect possible tumour formation, while efficacy consists of monitoring renal function longitudinally.