I love to be puzzled and inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, and when it is the case—I feel fulfilled by doing my best. I have no fear to try nor to fall neither to stand up again. I wish to improve every day.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Since November 2014
Genetic engineering of human cells using the CRISPR/Cas system. Bioinformatics and data analysis mostly with Python.
January 2010 --- October 2014
My Ph.D. work is focused on bacteriophages. I use them mostly for in-vitro selection of aptamers (Phage Display). I have practiced Phage Display and SELEX to select aptamers that bind a diverse range of molecules from enzymes to antibiotics. I have spent quite a lot of time dealing with cloning and genetic engineering of bacteria and viruses to develop several bacteriophage mutants. Phage mutants that I have made are now employed to explore the potential of viral capsids as building blocks for catalytic particles, liquid crystals and other applications.
January 2005 --- January 2009
Photoshop and animation expert. I was in charge for the realization of posters, books and brochures published by the Bambino Gesù Paediatric Hospital for scientific communication and public events. I was involved in the realization of documentaries and movies on surgical techniques for conferences and educational purpose.
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingCuriosityIndependenceOptimismProblem solvingResult OrientedSelf-confidenceTrust
Skills and Expertise
Design scientific projects (in biology)Organize scientific projects (in biology) Analyze data
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry and Bioengineering from University of Groningen in 2014
Master's degree in Biophysics from Università degli Studi di Roma Tre in 2009
Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from Università degli Studi di Roma Tre in 2007
Training and Certification
An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python Certification
Introduction to Genomic Technologies Certification
Principles of Computing Certification
R Programming Certification
The Data Scientist’s Toolbox Certification
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