Ana Rita Costa Pinto has a BSc degree in Applied Biology and a PhD degree in Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells, both from University of Minho. In 2011, she started a postdoc at 3B’s Research Group, where she worked with fetal stem cells from Wharton´s Jelly (hWJSCs) for osteogenic and chondrogenic applications. She also used platelet lysate to supplement culture media and as a natural source to imobilize growth factors in biomaterials, as well as with nanoparticles for applications in biomedicine. She recently joined CBQF in Catholic University of Porto and so far she has made several publications and participated in very relevant conferences. Her major skills are related with stem cell biology, animal models, as well as the study of the interface of biomaterials with cells.