Dr Sandra Bustamante Lopez

Research Assistant


BSc Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences (Boston University, 2011)

PhD Biomedical Engineering (Texas A&M University, 2017)

Areas of Expertise

  • Biosensors
  • Nanomaterials
  • Bioengineering
  • Cell Biology



Plácido J, Bustamante-López S, Meissner KE, Kelly DE, Kelly SL. NanoRefinery of carbonaceous nanomaterials: Complementing dairy manure gasification and their applications in cellular imaging and heavy metal sensing. Science of The Total Environment. 2019, 689, 10-20.

Plácido J, Bustamante-López S, Meissner KE, Kelly DE, Kelly SL. Multivariate analysis of biochar-derived carbonaceous nanomaterials for detection of heavy metal ions in aqueous systems. Science of The Total Environment. 2019, 688, 751-761.

Plácido J, Bustamante-López SC, Meissner KE, Kelly DE, Kelly SL. Microalgae biochar-derived carbon dots and their application in heavy metal sensing in aqueous systems. Science of the Total Environment. 2019, 656, 531-539.


Bustamante-López SC, Meissner KE. Characterization of carrier erythrocytes for biosensing applications. Journal of Biomedical Optics. 2017, 22(9):91510.


Bustamante-López SC, Traverso AJ, Yakovlev VV, Meissner KE. Brillouin spectroscopy of clotting dynamics in a model system. SPIE Proceedings Volume 9689, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics XIII. 2016, https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2213595.

Meng Z, Bustamante-López SC, Yakovlev VV, Meissner KE. Characterization of red blood cells using Brillouin spectroscopy. SPIE Proceedings Volume 9711, Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues IX. 2016, https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2213640.

Meng Z, Bustamante-López SC, Meissner KE, Yakovlev VV. Subcellular measurements of mechanical and chemical properties using dual Raman-Brillouin microspectroscopy. Journal of Biophotonics. 2016, 9(3), 201-207.


Huang B, Abraham WD, Zheng Y, Bustamante-López SC, Luo SS, Irvine DJ. Active targeting of chemotherapy to disseminated tumors via nanoparticle-carrying T-cells. Science Translational Medicine. 2015, 7(291), 291-294.


Jewell CM, Bustamante-López SC, Irvine DJ. In situ engineering of the lymph node microenvironment via intranodal injection of adjuvant-releasing polymer particles. PNAS. 2011, 108(38), 15745-15750.


British Society for Nanomedicine

Biomedical Engineering Society

President/Member of Vedas