I am a young researcher from Osimo, Italy. I graduated in Medical Biotechnologies at the University of Padua, performing my Master Thesis at the Immunology Department of Tübingen (Germany). My research topic concerns the molecular changes occurring in cartilage and bone extracellular matrix (ECM) in joints affected by Osteoarthritis.
My Research Interests
Since I was fascinated by many aspects of Biology, I took my bachelor degree in Biological Sciences at the Polytechnic University of Marche Region, performing my bachelor thesis under the supervision of Prof. Francesca Biavasco (Microbiology and Bacteriology Laboratory). Afterwards, I obtained a master degree in Medical Biotechnologies at the University of Padua, increasing my knowledge and specialization about medical and clinical aspects of Biology. I performed my master thesis abroad thanks to the Erasmus Project, at the Department of Immunology of Tübingen (Germany), under the supervision of Prof. Dr Alexander Weber. During my thesis work, I improved my knowledge about macrophages and their role in the immune system, generating two new monocytic stable cell lines suitable for intracellular S. aureus infection monitoring and characterization. This experience also increased my laboratory skills and taught me how it is to work in a laboratory. I joined the CHANGE Network to have the opportunity to contribute to the research on Osteoarthritis, a debilitating and spreading disease affecting millions of people all over the World.