By using nanomedicine strategies her group – the nanoBiomaterials for Targeted Therapies (nBTT) Group – aims at providing in situ and in a targeted manner the required signals to promote nervous tissue regeneration. The research on new biomaterials for application in neurosciences includes the development of new polymers for the design of alternative vectors to viruses for efficient nucleic acid delivery and preparation of nerve grafts for spinal cord injury treatment (including NSC transplantation). Societal and ethical issues that concern Regenerative Medicine and NanoMedicine are also a topic in which Ana Pêgo is involved.
She is an Invited Associate Professor at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS) and at the Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) of the University of Porto. Since 2015, Dr. Ana Paula Pego is a member elected from the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB), currently being the ESB Secretary. She is Associate Editor of the journal Biomaterials.