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Work History

Sep 2015Mar 2016

Inside Sales Trainee 

QIAGEN s.r.l., Milan.

Support and develop QIAGEN business by phone campaign activities. Develop a working knowledge of current and potential activities that may affect revenues.  Utilize the SalesForce database to input and provide information that will increase effectiveness and aid sales.
Principal Subject: Sales, Qiagen products, Marketing

Apr 2015Jul 2015

Research Fellow 

Institute of Experimental Neurology (INSPE) Neuroimmunology Lab, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan. 

Supervisor: Linda Ottoboni (; Gianvito Martino ( 

Basic Research in understanding the functional consequences of the susceptible variant rs11554159 in the IFI30 locus in Multiple Slerosis disorder.

Principal Subject: Biochemistry and Molecolar Biology



Oct 2012Mar 2015

Master of Science in Molecular Cellular and Medical Biotechnology

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan (Faculty of Medicine and Surgery)

Level in international classification: Master Degree (2 years)

Grade: 110/110

Thesis: Generation and Characterization of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived neurons from multiple sclerosis patients and healthy controls.

Supervisor: Fabio Grohovaz ( and Gianvito Martino (

Principal Subjects: Neuroscience, , Cellular Reprogramming, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Gene expression,  Cell Cultures,  Animal Models, Electrophysiology, Teratoma, Multiple Sclerosis.

Sep 2009Oct 2012

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

Università degli Studi di Perugia (faculty of  mathematical and physical science)

Level in international classification: Bachelor Degree (3 years)

Grade: 110/110 cum laude

Thesis: "Vaccine development against Helicobacter Pyloris: a hard Challenge"

Supervisor: Ursula Grohoman (


High School Diploma

Scientific high School "Paolo Ruffini", Viterbo

Grade: 85/100



mother tongue


Understanding: B2

Speaking: B2

Writing: B2

Technical Skills

Polymerase Chain Reaction technique

RNA and DNA isolation and gene expression analysis

Induced Pluripotent Stem and neural Cell Cultures

Differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cell into neuronal cells

Immunofluorescence techinque

Electrophysiology recording through microelectrode array support

Confocal and fluorescence Microscopy 


Production of competent bacterial cells

Site specific Mutagenesis


Computer Skills

Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel, Power Point) Adobe Photoshop and Imagej

Social Skills

NOW 1 Training Workshop (Products, Marketing and Sales) at Hilden, Germany

Playing Rugby in the San Raffaele University Team from 2012

Playing Basket from 1998 to 2004

Summer School in Brighton (UK) at University of Brighton  in 2006 

Summer School in Dublin at Trinity College in 2007


Cecilia Laterza, Roberta De Ceglia, Lorenzo Pinzani, Francesca Ruffini, Chiara Paola Zoia, Michael Peitz, Gianvito Martino.

“Generation and characterization of iPSC-derived neurons from multiple sclerosis patients”. Proceedings of the XII International Congress of Neuroimmunology (ISNI), Mainz, 9-13 November 2014. Journal of Neuroimmunology volume 275, page 191.



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