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EDUCATION

2006                PhD (maximum score) in Microsystems, University of ”Tor Vergata”, Roma, IT

2002                M.Sc. (Honors) in Chemical engineering, University of Pisa, IT

CURRENT POSITION(S)

2015 – today     Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of Pisa (UNIPI), IT

2012 –today      Affiliate Professor, Institute of Life Science, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), IT

2011 – today     PI of the Nanomedicine&Molecular Biology Lab, Department of Biology, UNIPI, IT

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2014 – 2016     Associate Professor, Institute of Medical Science and Tecnology (IMSaT), University of Dundee, UK

2014 – 2016     PI of the Nanobiolab, IMSaT, University of Dundee, UK

2011 – 2014     Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of Pisa, UNIPI

2009 – 2011     Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Institute of Life Science, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, IT

2009 – 2011     PI of the Nanomedicine Lab, Institute of Life Science, SSSA, Pisa, IT

2002 – 2009     Researcher Assistant of Biomedical Engineering, CRIM (center for micro&nano engineering) Lab, SSSA, Pisa, IT

2003 – 2006     Ph.D. student in Microsystem, University ”Tor Vergata”, Rome, IT

FELLOWSHIPS

2014 – 2016      Marie Curie Fellow, University of Dundee, UK

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2017 – today     Lecturer: “Nanomedicine” (Cod. 442EE), Master Degree in Biology applied to Medicine, UNIPI, IT

2016 – today     Lecturer: “Nanotechnology For Neurosciences” (Cod. 416EE), Master Degree in Neuroscience, UNIPI, IT

2015 – 2018     Lecturer: “Molecular Biology II” (Cod. 183EE), Master Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, UNIPI, IT

2014 – today     Lecturer: “Advanced Molecular Biology” (Cod. 369EE), Master Degree in Molecular Biotechnology, UNIPI, IT

2013 – 2019    Lecturer: “Post-Genomic Molecular Biology” (Cod. 147EE), Master Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, UNIPI, IT

2012 –2013      Co-Teaching position “Laboratory of Molecular Biology”, Master Degree in Biological Science, UNIPI, IT

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2021 – today: Responsible of Research Mission, Dtp of Biology, UNIPI

2020 – today     Member of the OPBA, UNIPI, IT

2018 – today: Contact person for the Animal Facility “Fish and Amphibians”

2018 – 2021: Responsible of Safety, Dtp of Biology, UNIPI

2012 – today     Member of the Committee of the PhD in Biology, UNIPI (dot1224137), IT

2009 – 2012                         Member of the Committee of the PhD “Translational Medicine”, SSSA, IT

2012 – today                     Tribunal Member, Defence of Graduate Students in Biological Science, UNIPI, IT

2010 – 2013                         Member of the Committee for admission of Master Degree Students in the sector of Medical Science of SSSA, IT

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

Editorial Board Member, Current Nanoscience

Project Evaluator for the EC, Eval-Inco, the Health Research Board of Ireland, the National Research Foundation of Africa.

Elsevier Reviewer recognition

MAJOR COLLABORATIONS

Prof Nathan Sniadecki, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, USA

Prof Gerardo Goya, Material Scientist, Institute of Nanotechnology of Aragon (INA), University of Saragossa, ES

Prof Luciana Dente, Molecular Biologist, Dpt of Biology, Università di Pisa, IT

Dr Chiara Gabellini, Dpt of Biology, Università di Pisa, IT

Prof Sir Prof Alfred Cuschieri, Surgeon, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, UK

Dr Mario Costa, Neurobiologist, Institute of Neuroscience, National Research Council (CNR), IT