September 2014 --- January 2015
5-month internship as part of my masters thesis. Main tasks and responsibilities: -Planning and organising work in the biochemistry laboratory; -Carrying out biochemical analyses on specimens of body fluids and tissues using High Performance Liquid Chromatography, -Enzyme activity assays, DNA extraction from whole human blood, protein quantization with Bradford assay, preparation of buffer solutions; -HPLC column care and maintenance; -Identifying the cause of and resolving any poor analytical performance problems.
October 2013 --- September 2014
12-month training at the Experimental Retrovirology and Non-Human Primate Model division of the National AIDS Center, Istituto Superiore di Sanità. I was responsible for overseeing the experimental research in one of the laboratories of the division, where I investigated the pathogenesis of HIV infections and I performed molecular characterization of viral variants in non-human primate models. I had the chance to work in a biosafety level 3, where I handled HIV-1 pseudoviruses and performed molecular and cellular biology techniques.
March 2012 --- October 2012
8-month internship as part of my bachelor thesis. Main tasks and responsibilities: -Testing human samples such as blood, tissue, urine for enzymes and other compounds (purine, pyrimidine and amino acids) using HPLC; -Enzyme activity assays, DNA extraction from whole human blood, protein quantization with Bradford assay, preparation of buffer solutions; -HPLC column care and maintenance; -Identifying the cause of and resolving any poor analytical performance problems.
AdaptabilityCreative thinkingCuriosityResponsibilityInterest in knowledgeReaction to stress
Molecular & Cellular BiologyMolecular CloningChromatographyRT-PCRTransfectionHIV BiochemistryBiotechnologyDNA extractionEnglishFlow CytometryGood Manufacturing Practice (GMP)HPLCIn VitroIt skillsKnowledge of the drug development processLaboratory ManagementLaboratory TechniquesOxidative stressPowerPointTime ManagementVirologybiosafety level 3
Skills and Expertise
Analyze dataAssist with experimentsConduct research at universitiesExecute scientific projectslifescienceSolve problems
Master of Science (MSc) in Medical Biotechnologies from Sapienza University of Rome in 2015
Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Biotechnologies from Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Rome in 2012
European Baccalaureate in Biology, Chemistry, Italian, French, English, Spanish, Mathematics, Philosophy, History, Geography, from Ecole Européenne de Luxembourg I in 2009
Training and Certification
Certificate of Advanced English in 2015 Certification