Fulbright Scholar

Dr. García graduated as a pharmacist during her undergraduate degree and then completed her Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences as postgraduate training. Her thesis was carried out in the Group of Pharmaceutical Technology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences , Faculty of Chemical Sciences (FCQ), National University of Cordoba (UNC). During her PhD training, Dr. Garcia worked on the development and characterization of drug delivery systems based on polymers. Dr. García also has been Assistant Professor at the FCQ-UNC since 2012 and, currently, she is finishing her postdoctoral research with a CONICET scholarship. Her research interests are related to the development of novel modified drug delivery systems with emphasis in pharmaceutical nanotechnology and new engineered nanomaterials as carrier of drugs.

Original articles

  1. García MC, Manzo RH, Jimenez-Kairuz, AF. Polysaccharides-based multiparticulated interpolyelectrolyte complexes for benznidazole controlled release. Materials Science and Engineering C. Under consideration.

  2. García MC, Martinelli M, Ponce NE, Sanmarco LM, Aoki MP, Manzo RH, Jimenez-Kairuz, AF. Multi-kinetic release of benznidazole-loaded multiparticulate drug delivery systems based on polymethacrylate interpolyelectrolyte complexes. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Under consideration

  3. García MC, Guzmán ML, Himelfarb MA, Litterio N, Olivera ME, Jimenez-Kairuza AF. Preclinical pharmacokinetics of benznidazole-loaded interpolyelectrolyte complex-based delivery systems. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. Under consideration.

  4. Salguero Y, García MC, Mosconi G, Rojas R. Nalidixic acid delivery system comprising layered double hydroxide nanoparticles and its customization by synthesis conditions. Materials Science and Engineering C. Under consideration.

  5. Chevalier MT‡, García MC‡, Gonzalez D, Gomes-Filho SM, Bassères  DS, Farina H, Alvarez VA (‡Shared first authorship)(2017). Preparation, characterization and in vitro evaluation of Ɛ-polylysine loaded polymer blend microparticles for potential pancreatic cancer. Journal of Microencapsulation. 34(6), 582-591.

  6. Valenzuela-Oses JK‡, García MC‡, Feitosa VA‡, Pachioni-Vasconcelos JA, Gomes-Filho SM, Lourenço FR, Cerize NN, Bassères DS, O. Rangel C (‡Shared first authorship)(2017). Development and characterization of miltefosine-loaded polymeric micelles for cancer treatment. Materials Science and Engineering C. 81: 327–333.

  7. García MC, Aldana AA, Tártara LI, Alovero F, Strumia MC, Manzo RH, Martinelli M, Jimenez-Kairuz AF (2017). Bioadhesive and biocompatible films as wound dressing materials based on a novel dendronized chitosan loaded with ciprofloxacin. Carbohydrate Polymers. 175:75–86.

  8. García MC, Cuggino JC, Rosset CI, Páez PL, Strumia MC, Manzo RH, Alovero FL, Alvarez Igarzabal CI, Jimenez-Kairuz AF (2016). A novel gel based on an ionic complex from a dendronized polymer and ciprofloxacin: Evaluation of its use for controlled topical drug release. Materials Science and Engineering C. 69:236-46.

  9. Ponce NE, Sanmarco LM, Eberhardt N, Garcia MC, Rivarola HW, Cano RC, Aoki MP (2016). CD73 Inhibition Shifts Cardiac Macrophage Polarization toward a Microbicidal Phenotype and Ameliorates the Outcome of Experimental Chagas Cardiomyopathy. Journal of Immunology. 197(3):814-23.

  10. García MC, Ponce NE, Sanmarco LM, Manzo RH, Jimenez-Kairuz AF, Aoki MP (2016). Clomipramine and benznidazole act synergistically and ameliorate the outcome of experimental Chagas disease: In-vivo and in-vitro assessments. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy 60(6):3700-8.

  11. Palena MC, García MC, Manzo RH, Jimenez Kairuz AF (2015). Self-organized drug-interpolyelectrolyte nanocomplexes loaded with anionic drugs. Characterization and in vitro release evaluation. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 30:45-53.

  12. García MC, Manzo RH, Jimenez Kairuz AF (2015). Extemporaneous benznidazole oral suspensions prepared from commercially available tablets for treatment of Chagas’ disease in pediatric patients. Tropical Medicine & International Health 20(7):864-70.

  13. Tarragona S, Salomón S, Jimenez-Kairuz A, Lamas M, Orlandi S, Leonardi D, Maggia N, Paredes A, Romañuk C, García MC (2013). Diseño y Preparación de formas farmacéuticos solidas de benznidazol para el tratamiento de la Enfermedad de Chagas. Rev. Argentina de Salud Pública 4(15):6-13.


Book chapters


  1. Drug delivery systems based on non-inmunogenic biopolymers. En: Engineering of Biomaterials for Drug Delivery Systems. Editor: Anilkumar Parambath., 2018. Chapter 12: García MC*, Editorial: Elsevier. Available at: https://www.elsevier.com/books/engineering-of-biomaterials-for-drug-deli...

  2. Self-assembled nanomaterials. En: Nanobiomaterials: Nanostructured materials for biomedical application. Editor: Roger Narayan. 2017. Chapter 3: García MC*, Aloisio C, Onnainty R, Ullio-Gamboa G. Editorial: Elsevier. Available at:  https://www.elsevier.com/books/nanobiomaterials/narayan/978-0-08-100716-7

  3. Nanostructured Polymers. En: Nanobiomaterials: Nanostructured materials for biomedical application. Editor: Roger Narayan. 2017. Chapter 13: García MC*, Quiroz F. Editorial: Elsevier. Available at: https://www.elsevier.com/books/nanobiomaterials/narayan/978-0-08-100716-7

  4. Biopolymeric nanoparticles as drug carriers for intravenous administration. En: Biopolymers and nanocomposites for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. 1st Edition Editors: Eram Sharmin y Fahmina Zafar, eBook ISBN 978-1-53610-645-9. Published in 2017. Chapter 5: Chevalier MT*, García MC*, Alvarez VA (‡Shared first authorship). Editorial: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Available at: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=6051....