Raquel Fernandez Dacosta


PhD student


MSc. Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine, University College London, London, UK, 2014
MSc. Food Technology, Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, 2013
BSc. Biotechnology with Management, Francisco de Vitoria University, Madrid, Spain, 2012

research project title(s)

Study of the effects of mesenchymal/stromal cells and the cell niche on primary human hepatocyte metabolism and bioenergetics

core expertise

Primary hepatocytes
Mesenchymal stem cells
Tissue engineering
Bioenergetics/Mitochondrial function


+44 203 299 1545

main publications

Mitochondrial transfer through tunnelling nanotube-like structures from human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem/stromal cells to human primary hepatocytes in co-culture.
Raquel Fernandez Dacosta, Charlotte Lee, Ragai Mitry, Sharon Lehec, Simon Walker, Emer Fitzpatrick, Anil Dhawan and Céline Filippi. Poster presentation at the ISSCR meeting (Stockholm, 2015)