Sandra Amado is a researcher at the Center for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (2016) and Neuromechanics Research Group at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Human Performance, Faculty of Human Kinetics – University of Lisbon (2012). Amado has a background in Physiotherapy (1997) and she is a Professor at the Health School Science, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal (2010). She obtained her PhD in 2012 on Human Kinetics – specialty of Physiotherapy, from the Faculty of Human Kinetics – University of Lisbon. She has developed and lectured several courses and MSc tracks and guided 50+ BSc students. Amado has published numerous scientific articles and has received several awards. Further, Amado serves on several editorial boards of journals indexed in the Web of Science; Her work has been related with the study of functional analysis after peripheral nerve injury using the rat model. Amado and coworkers were able to identify differences from 3D analysis of hindlimb movement during gait after different clinical intervention with different biomaterials for nerve regeneration. She is used to work with a multidisciplinary research team like veterinarians, exercise physiologists, biologists, biomechanics, engineers, and medical doctors.
- Ribeiro J, Pereira T, Caseiro AR, Armada-da-Silva P, Pires I, Prada J, Amorim I, Amado S, França M, Gonçalves C, Lopes MA, Santos JD, Silva DM, Geuna S, Luís AL, Maurício AC. Evaluation of biodegradable electric conductive tube-guides and mesenchymal stem cells. World J Stem Cells. 2015 Jul 26;7(6):956-75. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v7.i6.956. PubMed PMID: 26240682; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4515438.
- Pereira T, Gärtner A, Amorim I, Almeida A, Caseiro AR, Armada-da-Silva PA, Amado S, Fregnan F, Varejão AS, Santos JD, Bartolo PJ, Geuna S, Luís AL1, Mauricio AC. Promoting Nerve Regeneration in a Neurotmesis Rat Model Using Poly(DL-lactide-ε-caprolactone) Membranes and Mesenchymal Stem Cells from the Wharton's Jelly: In Vitro and In Vivo Analysis. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:302659. doi: 10.1155/2014/302659. Epub 2014 Jul 10
- Filipa João, António Veloso, Sandra Amado and Paulo Armada-da-Silva. Can Global Optimization Technique Compensate For Marker Skin Movement In Rat Kinematics? Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology. Vol. 14, No. 5 (2014) 1450065 (17 pages).DOI:10.1142/S0219519414500651
- A Gärtner, T Pereira, PAS Armada da Silva, S Amado, AP Veloso, I Amorim, J Ribeiro, JD Santos, RN Bárcia, P Cruz, H Cruz, ALLuís, JM Santos, S Geuna, AC Maurício. “Effects of umbilical cord tissue mesenchymal stem cells (UCX®) on rat sciatic nerve regeneration after neurotmesis injuries”. Journal of Stem Cels & Regenerative Medicine. 2014. Vol. 10 Nº1. JSRM Code: 010010300001EPA010214.
- Sandra Amado, Filipa João, Paulo Armada-da-Silva, Ana Colette Mauricio, António Veloso. “Kinematics Analysis Of Rat's Hindlimb”. Journal of Biomechanics. 07/2012; 45:S8.
- Strategic Project UI 447 2011-2012 - PEst – OE/SAU/UI0447/2011 Funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.
- Morphological and physiological muscle properties changes in the rat denervation/reinnervation model of muscle disuse: an integrative research approach” (Sport Sciences: PTDC/DES/104036/2008
- Regeneration of the peripheral nerve using biodegradable tubes associated to an autologous cellular system" Veterinarian sciences PTDC/CTM/64220/2006 Funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.