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  • 2006 degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy.
  • 2007 to 2010, doctoral degree at the Laboratory of Bioengineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy
  • 2010 to 2011, post-doc Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy - 2012 Director of Pharmacy, Municipal Pharmacy, Paterno Calabro (CS)
  • 2013 Post Doc Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Biomaterials Science and Technology, Universiyt of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2014 to 2015 Director of Pharmacy, Municipal Pharmacy, Paterno Calabro (CS) - attended national and international advanced schools for researchers - Team manager, supervised international master students and PhD students


Past Experience

  • Direttore Farmacia Privata
    April 2014 --- September 2015

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    February 2013 --- March 2014
    - synthesis of flat polymeric membranes - coating of flat and hollow fibers polymeric membranes to foster immortalized and primary human proximal tubule cells - characterization of membrane morphology (SEM) - characterization of membrane transport properties (water permeability and protein sieving coefficient) - Hollow fibers membrane bioreactors (HFMB) design and operation for renal cells culture - human proximal tubule cells seeding and culture in HFMB - cell behaviour analysis in HFMB - transepithelial transport determination - development of HPLC protocols for toxins determination - Supervised graduate and undergraduate students to co-ordinate multidisciplinary projects - Prepared and wrote laboratory protocols, technical notes, reports and papers - Collaborated extensively with clinical researchers at Faculty of Pharmacology

  • Teaching Assistant "Membrane technology course"
    May 2013 --- June 2013
    Fundamentals of basic membrane synthesis and characterization: - flat polymeric membrane synthesis - Hydraulic permeability measurement - Sieving coefficient measurement - Membrane coating - Haemodialysis model setup operation, with use of model solutions for blood

  • Pharmacy Director
    April 2012 --- February 2013
    - Responsible for the planning, supervision, coordination and successful execution of all activities related to the pharmacy’s operations - Manage budget and perform administrative tasks - Dispense prescriptions - Communicate with prescribers - Ensure patients' safety - Pharmacovigilance - Counsel patients - Work with patients on general health - Ensuring the the “three Rs” of right drug, right patient and right dose

  • Teaching Assistant - Impianti Biotecnologici
    January 2011 --- February 2013
    .Tutoring: - Bioproducts and their properties - Elements of biochemistry (polypeptides, proteins, enzymes) - Bioseparation criteria - Cell lysis - Precipitation - centrifugation - Filtration - Adsorption Laboratory: - Centrifugation -Filtration

  • Part-time collaborator Pharmacist
    November 2006 --- April 2012
    - Dispense prescriptions - Ensure patients' safety - Counsel patients - Work with patients on general health - Ensuring the the “three Rs” of right drug, right patient and right dose

  • Teaching Assistant - Fundamentals of Engineering for Bioartificial and Artificial Organs
    January 2007 --- September 2011
    Tutoring: - Elements of biochemistry (polypeptides, proteins, enzymes) - Elements of human biology (cells structure, membrane properties, main cells inner organelles) - Elements of human anathomy (tissues, organs, extracellular matrix composition (ECM)) - Elements of physiology (haemoglobin structure and structure changes, effect of PH and partial gases pressure)

  • Research fellow
    May 2010 --- April 2011
    Responsabile del Laboratorio di colture cellulari del Laboratorio di Bioingegneria presso il Diapartimento di Ingegneria Chimica e Materiali. Isolamento e coltura di cellule osteogeniche su supporti 2D. Progettazione di bioreattori a membrana per la coltura 3D di cellule osteogeniche.

  • PhD student
    November 2006 --- January 2010
    - Aseptic techniques for cell culture and GLP - isolation of primary bovine bone cells - isolation of primary human bone cells - characterization of osteogenic cells phenotype - mass transfer effectiveness characterization in bioreactors for bone tissue engineering - design of hollow fiber membrane bioreactors (HFMB) for large bone defects tissue engineering - culture of MSC in HFM bioreactors - Supervised graduate and undergraduate students to co-ordinate multidisciplinary projects - Prepared and wrote laboratory protocols, technical notes, reports and papers

  • Coltura di BMSC in reattori a fibra cava per igegnerizzazione di tessuto osseo
    September 2009 --- November 2009
    - Design of the bioreactor and culture condition - Expansion of mesenchymal cells - Preparation of the bioreactor setup and circuit - Assembly conditions to keep the bioreactor system sterile - Development of a techique for cell uniform distribution in the bioreactor - Seeding and culture of the cells in the bioreactors - Development of a technique for the analysis of the cell inside the bioreactor

  • collaborazione MIHT
    January 2006 --- January 2006
    Participation in a project proposal for a start-up for the production of bone tissue engineered constructs


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAttention to detailCollaborationCritical thinkingCreative thinkingIndependenceProblem solvingSelf-disciplineAnalytical thinkingDiligence


Self Assessment :
R&D Scientific writingAnalytical methodsBiomedical EngineeringBiomedical SciencesCell CultureHPLC
LinkedIn Assessment :
Cell CultureHPLCColtura cellulareHollow fibre membrane bioreactor design and operationScientific WritingKidneyProblem SolvingScanning Electron MicroscopyMicroscopyMicroscopPrimary Cell IsolationBioreactorFluorescence MicroscopyPharmaceuticsLifesciencesMammalian Cell CultureBioreactor tracing experimentsBonePharmaceutical CarePharmacistsScienze naturaliMicroscopia a fluorescenzaScienzaCellsBioreactorsBiochemistryBioengineeringBiotechnology

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Lab scale batches Write papers Write protocolsAseptic techniquesassess the needs of the project(s)/program(s) and make changes in process, work flow and/or assignments.Assist with experimentsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyCell culturecollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with medical teamConduct literature searchesConduct university research Conduct research at universitiesDesign protocolDesign scientific experimentsWrite papersWrite final reportsTrain StaffTeachingAttend seminarsCollaborate with project teamCommunicate with investigator


  • Laurea magistrale in Chimica e Tecnologie Farmaceutiche in Chimica, farmacologia, biologia from Universitá della Calabria in 2006
  • internship in Department of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Nutrition from Department of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Nutrition, University of Calabria in 2005

Training and Certification

  • Abilitazione alla professione di farmacista Certification
  • Duolingo French Fluency: Elementary (Estimated) Certification
  • Duolingo French Fluency: Elementary (Estimated) Certification
  • DUTCH FOR BEGINNERS Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    2 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) Clinical Trial Manager (CTM) Biomedical Scientist Clinical Project Leader Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Intern Industrial Pharmacist Lab Scientist Lecturer Pharmacist Pharmacovigilance Assistant PhD Candidate PhD researcher Post-doctoral Fellow Postdoctoral fellow Postdoctoral Research Fellow Research fellow Research internship researcher Reviewer Scientific Associate Scientific Writer
  • Locations I am interested in:
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  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    40 Hours per week :    100 Free Per Month(in coming months)
    BrightOwl employee :    100% FTE
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Driving License
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