Education

  • PhD Student

University of Sheffield

2012-2015

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

2011-2012

Institute of Mechanical and Biological Engineering

  • MSc Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine

University College London   

Division of Surgery

2010 – 2011

Modules include:

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               

2007-2010 

Modules include:

üCell and Molecular biology

üBiochemistry

üMolecular and Medical Genetics

üRecombinant DNA applications

üMicrobial Forms and Physiology

üDrug development

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.

 Employment


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.

Skills gained:

·        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

Volunteer

February – July 2008

University College Hospital provides services to help patients during their hospital stay providing books, opportunity to shop and talk.

Skills gained:

·        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