Joaquim M. Sampaio Cabral

Full Professor

Head of Department of Bioengineering
Director of the Associated Laboratory Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Head of the BioEngineering Research Group
Principal Investigator of the Stem Cell Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory
Coordinator of the Ph.D. program on Bioengineering (MIT-Portugal Program)

Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
Av. Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Room: Alameda Torre Sul 8-6.13 / Taguspark 13.2.27
Phone: +351-21-8419063


Habilitation ”Agregação”, IST, 1989
Post-doctorate, MIT, 1983-1984
Ph. D., IST, 1983
Graduation in Chemical Engineering, IST,1976

Research Interests

Stem Cells Research for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; Stem Cell Bioprocessing and Manufacturing: Development of novel stem cell bioreactors and advanced bioseparation and purification processes.

Selected Publications

P.H. Oliveira; C.L. da Silva; J.M.S. Cabral, “Concise Review: Genomic Instability in Human Stem Cells: Current Status and Future Challenges” Stem Cells 32 (11): 2824-2832 (2014)

L. Meli; H.S.C. Barbosa; A.M. Hickey; L. Gasimli; G. Nierode; M.M. Diogo; R.J. Linhardt; J.M.S. Cabral; J.S. Dordick, “Three dimensional cellular microarray platform for human neural stem cell differentiation and toxicology” Stem Cell Research 13 (1): 36-47 (2014)

F. dos Santos; A. Campbell; A. Fernandes-Platzgummer; P.Z. Andrade; J.M. Gimble; Y. Wen; S. Boucher, S M.C. Vemuri, MC; C.L. da Silva; J.M.S. Cabral, “A Xenogeneic-Free Bioreactor System for the Clinical-Scale Expansion of Human Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells” Biotechnol. Bioeng. 111 (6): 1116-1127 (2014)

S. Choi; O. Levy; M.B. Coelho; J.M.S. Cabral, J.M. Karp, R. Karnik “A cell rolling cytometer reveals the correlation between mesenchymal stem cell dynamic adhesion and differentiation state” Lab on a Chip 14 (1): 161-166 (2014)

G.M.C. Rodrigues; A.F.S. Matos; T.G. Fernandes; C.A.V. Rodrigues; M. Peitz; S. Haupt; M.M. Diogo; O. Brüstle; J.M.S. Cabral, “Integrated Platform for Production and Purification of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Neural Precursors” Stem Cell Rev Rep 10(2):151-61 (2014)

A. Santhagunam; F. dos Santos; C. Madeira; J.B. Salgueiro; J.M.S. Cabral “Isolation and ex-vivo expansion of Synovial Mesenchymal Stromal Cells for Cartilage Repair Cytotherapy 16(4):440-53 (2014)