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Via Adamello 16, Milano
I graduated at the University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy) in medical Biotechnology (BSc). At the same university I completed a MSc in Industrial Biotechnology with a final project placement (ERASMUS) at Complutense University (Madrid, Spain) to investigate the anti-tumoral effects of cannabinoids on breast cancer. I completed my PhD in neuro-vascular immunology at The Open University (UK) in Romero/Male lab to study the role of human brain endothelial microRNA in leukocyte adhesion in neurodegenerative disorder such as multiple sclerosis. Then, I joined the Ridley`s Lab at King`s College London (UK) as research associate to investigate the role of RhoGTPases in human breast and prostate cancer cell:endothelial cell interaction and metastasis in collaboration with Dr Lucotti in Muschel Lab at the University of Oxford. I further developed this project as senior research associate at Bristol university where Ridley`s lab moved in 2018. In 2018 I won a Global Research Grant to to learn the fabrication of 3D perfusable microvessels in Searson Lab of Nanobiotechnology at the John Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA). Currently, I am recipient of 3-years iCARE-2 Fellowship awarded and co-funded by AIRC/EU H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie research and innovation program, as principal investigator of the international research project `Single-cell epigenetic and molecular signatures in human breast cancer metastasis formation`in the host Lab of Professor Pier Giuseppe Pelicci at IEO.
Most Relevant Publications
Aspirin blocks formation of metastatic intravascular niches by inhibiting platelet-derived COX-1/thromboxane A2.
J Clin Invest., 2019
Endothelial Cell-Cell Adhesion and Signaling.
Exp Cell Res, 2017
MiR-126 and miR-126* Regulate Shear-Resistant Firm Leukocyte Adhesion to Human Brain Endothelium.
Sci Rep, 2017
MicroRNA-155 Contributes to Shear-Resistant Leukocyte Adhesion to Human Brain Endothelium in Vitro.
Fluids Barriers CNS, 2016