Dr. Dolores Catalina Carrer


Academic positionAssociate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Reader
Research fieldsBiophysics,Pharmacy
Keywordssurface modification, lipids, drug delivery, Leishmaniasis, Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy
Honours and awards

2021: Promotion to III Category Researcher (Lab Head), INIMEC.

2020: Special Programme Res. Training Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organization. Clinical and Research Development Fellowship. FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

2017: Special Mention to poster presented in Nanomercosur 2017, FAN (National Foundation of Nanotechnology). Buenos Aires, Argentina

2013: Fulbright Fellowship, research stay at A&M University, Texas, USA, “Human skin architecture as revealed by two-photon microscopy”. 12/2013-3/2014

2008: Cover image and editorial comment, Journal of Controlled Release, 2008

2007: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2007-2009

Current contact address

InstitutionInstituto de Investigacion Medica Mercedes y Martin Ferreyra (INIMEC-CONICET)

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Petra SchwilleBiotechnologisches Zentrum, Institut für Biophysik, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden
Start of initial sponsorship01/02/2007


2006Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme

Publications (partial selection)

2018Ma. Florencia Sánchez, Fabronia Murad, Gülcüler Balta, G. S., A. Martin-Villalba A-J. García-Sáez, Dolores C. Carrer: Early activation of CD95 receptor is limited and localized to the cytotoxic synapse. In: FEBS Journal, 2018, 2813-2827
2018Ma. Florencia Peralta, Hanna Smith, Diamond Moody, Stephanie Tristram-Nagle, Dolores C. Carrer Effect of anti-Leishmania drugs on the structural and elastic properties of ultra-deformable lipid membranes. In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2018, 7332-7339
2018Ma. Florencia Peralta, Ma. Laura Guzmán, Ana P. Pérez, Gustavo A. Apezteguia, Ma. Lina Fórmica, Eder L. Romero, Ma. Eugenia Olivera, Dolores C. Carrer. Liposomes can both enhance or reduce drugs penetration through the skin. In: Scientific Reports, 2018,
2015Sánchez M. F., Levi V., Weidemann T., Carrer D. C: Agonist mobility on supported bilayers affects Fas mediated death response. In: FEBS Letters, 2015, 3527-3533
2015Sánchez M.F., Dodes Traian M.M., Levi V., Carrer D.C.: One photon lithography for high-quality lipid bilayer micro-patterns. In: Langmuir, 2015, 11943-11950
2014Carrer D. C., Higa L. H., Defain Tesoriero M. V., Morilla M.J., Roncaglia D. I., Romero E. L.: Structural features of ultradeformable archaeosomes for topical delivery of ovalbumin. In: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2014, 281-289
2011Carrer, D. C.: Editorial (Hot Topics): Membrane Proteins: a Biophysical Perspective. In: Current Protein and Peptide Science, 2011, 684-684
2009Garcia-Saez, A., Carrer, D. C., Schwille, P. Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy in model membrane systems. In: Volkmar Weissig, Ed. in: Liposomes, Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press, 2009.
2008Dolores Catalina Carrer: Domain coexistence in multi-component model membranes . In: Glycolipids, new research , . Nova Science Publishers, 2008. 133-144
2008Carrer D. C., Schmidt A., Knölker H.-J., Schwille P. Membrane domain disrupting effect of 4-substituted sterols. In: Langmuir, 2008, 8807-8812
2008Carrer D.C., Vermehren C., Bagatolli L. A. Pig skin structure and transdermal delivery of liposomes: a two photon microscopy study. In: Journal of Controlled Release, 2008, 12-20
2008Chiantia S., Ries S., Chwastek G., Carrer D. C., Li Z., Bittman R., Schwille P. Role of ceramide in membrane protein organization investigated by simultaneous AFM and FCS. In: Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 2008, 1356-1364
2006Carrer D. C., Schreier S., Patrito M., Maggio B. Effects of a short chain ceramide on bilayer domain formation, thickness and chain mobility: DMPC and asymmetric ceramide mixtures.. In: Biophysical Journal, 2006, 1-10
2004Maggio, B., Carrer, D.C., Fanani, M.L., Oliveira, R.G. and Rosetti, C.M. Interfacial behaviour of glycosphingolipids and related sphingolipids. In: Curr. Opinions Colloid Interface Sci., 2004, 448-458
2003Carrer D. C., Härtel S., Monaco H., Maggio B. Ceramide modulates de lipid membrane organisation at molecular and supramolecular levels. In: Chem. Phys. Lipids, 2003, 147-152
2001Carrer, DC and Maggio, B.: Transduction to self assembly of molecular geometry and local interactions in mixtures of ceramide and ganglioside GM1. In: Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 2001, 87-99
1999Carrer, DC and Maggio, B.: Phase behaviour and molecular interactions in mixtures of ceramide and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine. In: J. Lipid Res., 1999, 1978-1989
Carrer D. C., Kummer E., Chwastek G., Chiantia S., Schwille P Asymmetry determines the effects of natural ceramides on model membranes. In: Soft Matter, DOI:10.1039/B901883B, ,