I am a biomedical researcher with in depth experience in molecular and cell biology, and knowledge in immunology and oncology. During my PhD and previous years of research, I have developed excellent analytical skills, to work both independently and in a team and to find solutions to problems and technical issues. On top on managing different tasks during my doctoral studies I always found important to broaden my expertise by finding new challenges and I consider myself as enthusiastic and resourceful self-learner. I am now in current pursue of exciting opportunities in the Life Science industries where I can be a valuable asset thanks to my technical flexibility, analytical mind and the ability to create a friendly environment to work.
PhD Candidate Brussels, Belgium
November 2012 --- October 2017
PhD thesis on the characterization of follicular helper T cells and chemokines involved in their recruitement and activation in human breast cancer.
Thesis successfully defended on the 3rd of October, 2017.
- Designed and performed experiments.
- Analyzed and interpreted data.
- Wrote reports and scientific articles.
- Presented data at national and international scientific conferences in oral/poster format.
- Worked in an English and French speaking environment.
I've presented my results in international scientific congresses, such as IMPAKT and AACR, and I've won a travel grant from Genentech for my abstract, presented at AACR 2016 in Boston, Ms.
Published a scientific article about part of the thesis (JCI Insight, 2017. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.91487), other two articles are in preparation.
Research fellow Milan, Italy
November 2011 --- November 2012
Fellowship. Group of Andrea Brendolan, PhD.
Division of Experimental Oncology, Lymphoid Organ Development Unit
Characterization of the role of oncogenic transcription factors and cell populations in the development of secondary lymphoid organs;
study of stromal cells development in secondary lymphoid organs in a mouse model of chronic B cells leukemia (CLL). In this project my duties were:
- Responsible for designing, performing and analyzing experiments.
- Contributing to other projects as expert in Flow Cytometry and Confocal Microscopy.
- Participating in results analysis and discussion.
- Responsible for some administrative tasks, such as materials and reagents orders
A scientific article on the project is currently in revision, in collaboration with a PhD student
Attention to detailCuriosityInterest in knowledgeResult OrientedSelf-confidence
Animal models Cell biologyBiomedical SciencesBiotechnologyCancer ResearchCell CultureConfocal MicroscopyDNA extractionELISAEnglishFACSFluorescence MicroscopyGel ElectrophoresisGraphPad PrismImmunofluorescenceImmunologyMicrosoft OfficeMolecular & Cellular BiologyPCRPhotoshopProblem SolvingProtocolQuantitative PCR (qPCR)T cellsSPSSScientific WritingScientific methodologyRT-PCRRNA isolation
Skills and Expertise
Analyze data Control data Use a confocal microscopy Write papers Write protocolsAssist with experimentsCell cultureConduct literature searchesConduct literature searches.Conduct limited data and/or statistical analysis.Design scientific experimentsDesign scientific projects (in biology)Develop protocolsPresent data at congressRead medical literature to maintain current awareness and knowledgeUse fluorescence microscopyUse laboratory techniquesWrite papers
Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2017
Bachelor’s degree in Medical Biotechnology from University of Milan in 2011
Master's Degree in Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine from University of Milan in 2011
Training and Certification
Flow Cytometry in 2015 Training
Introduction to microscopy in 2015 Training
Fundamental Statistic Methods in 2016 Certification
Introduction to R Certification
Expert has 4 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)