Role: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Qualified Scientist
Activity: In Cell Factory’s R&D Group since 2010, she investigates isolation, characterization and cryopreservation of mesenchymal stem cells from different sources.
At Cell Factory’s GMP Facility since 2010, she exerts in both Production and Quality Control of cellular therapeutic products from aphaeresis, bone marrow and cord blood.
She is attending a 2nd level post graduate School in Clinical Biochemistry.
Previously: Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the National Cancer Institute (Istituto Nazionale Tumori) in Milano, Italy, working on translational cellular and gene therapy approaches [2005-2009].
Ph.D. in Biotechnology Applied to Medical Sciences at Università degli Studi, Milano, Italy, with a doctoral thesis ”Use of genetically-engineered TRAIL-expressing stem cells as a treatment for disseminated lymphomas” (“Uso di cellule staminali geneticamente modificate ad esprimere TNF-Related Apoptosis Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) per il trattamento di linfomi disseminati”) [2002-2005].
M.Sc. with honors in Medical Biotechnology at Università degli Studi, Milano, Italy, with the thesis “Use of chimeric adeno-retriviral vectors for in vitro transduction of hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells” (“Uso di vettori chimerici adeno-retrovirali per la trasduzione in vitro di cellule emopoietiche e non-emopoietiche”) [1997-2002].