Affiliated to research
My professional background is in human immunology and experimental medicine. I have comprehensive expertise in the use of mucosal tissue specimens for functional studies in humans, with a strong focus on chronic inflammatory and infectious diseases. I acquired advanced project management skills by working as a project and work package lead within the framework of international public-private partnerships for drug discovery at the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) Karolinska. My current research focuses on the experimental modeling of host-microbiome interactions within human tissues and the development of patient-derived cell assays for mechanistic and pre-clinical studies.
2010-2013 Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine - University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Pre-doctoral Visiting Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD, USA (Graduate Partnership Program)