I am a biologist with five years experience in molecular and cellular biology. My research is application-oriented, in order to characterise potential target for cancer therapy and perform molecular diagnostic of rare disease.
Summary of Qualifications: Technical: - analysis of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA): PCR,qPCR, Western Blot, RNA quality control, Gel electrophoresis, automated sequencing based on Sanger method; - genetic DNA manipulation: cloning, iRNA, virus production and transduction; - functional analysis: Luciferase assay,ELISA, Flow cytometry (FACS), Protein labelling and imaging, polysome profile assay.
Communication: - Experienced in presenting results to different audiences in meetings with colleagues and collaborators.
Languages: • Italian (native) • English (fluent) • German (basic knowledge) Software: - Data processing: MS-Office, GraphPad Prism, ApE - Image processing: ImageJ, Photoshop, Illustrator, FlowJo - Database: NCBI, Ensembl, OMIM, MGI
student research assistant
January 2012 --- January 2016
September 2011 --- June 2012
- Molecular diagnostic of lymphedema, performed by sequencing. - Bioinformatics analysis of gene mutation using multiple algorithms.
AdaptabilityAttention to detailCollaborationEmotional reactivity
Cell biologyMammalian Cell CultureMolecular CloningMolecular geneticsProtein ExpressionProblem-solving methods and troubleshooting
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Oncology and Cancer Biology from University of Zurich in 2017
Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology from Università degli Studi di Trieste in 2012
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Biological Sciences, General from Università di Catania in 2010