- PhD Student
University of Sheffield
Kroto Research Institute, School of Material Engineering
PhD Project: Tissue Engineering of the Pelvic Floor Supervisor: Prof.Sheila MacNeil
- Postgraduate Research Student
University of Leeds
Institute of Mechanical and Biological Engineering
- MSc Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine
University College London
Division of Surgery
2010 – 2011
Nanotechnology in medicine, Applied Tissue engineering, Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine, Research Methodologies, Research funding and a Research project counted as 50% of the MSc marks.
Research Project: an in vitro Model of Wound Healing
Supervisor: Dr. Julian F. Dye (Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust, London)
- BSc (Honours) Biotechnology
University of Westminster -London
üCell and Molecular biology
üMolecular and Medical Genetics
üRecombinant DNA applications
üMicrobial Forms and Physiology
üLaboratory and Research methods including: Statistic analysis, Immunostaining, DNA extraction and digestion with restriction enzymes, PCR set up, electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, western blotting and ELISA.
Restoration of Appearance and Function TrustJanuary – July 2011
Institute of Plastic Surgery Student Research Assistant
The Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust is an independent registered charity that carries out pioneering research on improved ways to protect and regenerate the skin.
My duties include:
§ Follow Standard Operating Procedures for tissue culture,understanding Good Laboratory Practice by maintaining the laboratory and equipment in good working order.
§ Carry out experiments previously planned with the supervisors.
· Initiative: suggesting my own ideas to improve the quality of the results, analysing and presenting the data in a better way.
· Organisation: needed in recording data, keeping the material organised and comprehensible for subsequent consultations.
· Laboratory skills:ability to work in laboratory, following health and safety, Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacture Procedures.
UCLH Voluntary Department
February – July 2008
University College Hospital provides services to help patients during their hospital stay providing books, opportunity to shop and talk.
· Relationship building:Ability developed with patients and supervisors and others to receiving feedback and establish future needs.
· Creativity: Stimulating the interest of the new volunteers, developing interpersonal relationships with each one.
· Teamwork:Ability to work in a group.
· Persuasion:Dealing tactfully but firmly with difficult patients and with the team.
Additional Skills and Information
· IT:Fully competent with all aspects of Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Statistical software, in addition to Macintosh system and Bioinformatics programmes.
· Languages: Excellent English and mother-tongue Italian