Alexandra Vasilyeva
DPhil Student
College: Exeter College
Location: Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Alexandra received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, with specialisations in applied mathematics and physics, molecular biology and biophysics, and conducted her thesis research at the Laboratory of Nanobiotechnology. She is currently a DPhil candidate in the BUBBL group of IBME, working on ultrasound-mediated oxygen delivery to hypoxic tumours. Alexandra is a Clarendon Scholar and a member of Exeter College.

  • Targeted drug delivery
  • Biophysics and biomedicine
  • Translation of biomedical research into clinical practice
  • Public health
  • Scientific communication and outreach


Investigation of the mechanisms of ultrasound-mediated oxygen delivery and sonodynamic therapy.

  • Orally administered oxygen nanobubbles enhance tumor response to sonodynamic therapy. J. Owen et al., Nano Select, DOI: 10.1002/nano.202100038 (2021)
  • Studying Cavitation Enhanced Therapy. M. Gray et al., JoVE, DOI: 10.3791/61989 (2021)
  • Nanoparticle Beacons: Supersensitive Smart Materials with On/Off-Switchable Affinity to Biomedical Targets. V.R. Cherkasov et al., ACS Nano, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b07569 (2020)
  • Paramagnetic colloidal ferrihydrite nanoparticles for MRI contrasting. I.L. Sokolov et al., Colloids and Surfaces A, DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2017.11.062 (2017)
  • Lux-operon of the Marine Psychrophilic Bacteria Aliivibrio logei: a Comparative Analysis of the LuxR1/LuxR2 Regulatory Activity in Escherichia coli cells. S.A. Khrulnova et al., Microbiology, DOI: 10.1099/mic.0.000253 (2016)