I’m a PhD student in Converging Technologies for Biomolecular System, previously master graduate in Industrial Biotechnology and research intern with a strong background in nanotechnology and particularly in cancer nanomedicine. I spent my master thesis year and the following year, as a research intern, in the lab of Professor Davide Prosperi, Paolo Tortora and Miriam Colombo, university of Milano-Bicocca. The focus of my project was the use of Iron Oxide nanoparticles in cancer therapy.
My main expertise areas are:
Synthesis, bio-functionalization and characterization of different nanoparticles (metallic, lipidic, polymeric…)
Mammalian and bacterial cell cultures with aseptic technique
In vitro cell viability and apoptosis assays, protein synthesis inhibition assays, cell uptake and internalization analysis (flow cytometry, confocal microscopy…)
Bacterial transformation, expression and purification of recombinant proteins
Hyperspectral darkfield microscopy (Cytoviva, Inc.) for the evaluation of nanoparticles endosomal escape capabilities