Instructor in the Rabb School of Continuing Studies, Division of Graduate Professional Studies.
Rabb School of Continuing Studies, Division of Graduate Professional Studies
Molecular biology, cell biology, protein expression and analysis, biology of neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s disease
I am an enthusiastic scientist eager to share my almost 20 years long research experience with students, as their teacher and mentor. I am Junior Faculty at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, and Faculty at Harvard Extension School, Harvard University. I received my Ph.D. in Pharmacology in 1999 from the University of Milan, Italy.
I have a strong background in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, with specific training in the molecular and cellular biology of this disease. My research interest focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in AD, and I have published more than 30 research articles and reviews in this field. I have explored and pioneered many different techniques and scientific approaches, from proteomics to bio-clinical research, cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry. I have worked using both human and animal samples, cell cultures and animal models.
Some of my research had bigger success, some had smaller, but through all these years I enjoyed so much the challenge that I love to share all this with the students. My major ambition is to make them feel in power to take on scientific challenges, to approach new fields and topics, attracted by what they do not know, and comfortable with what they have learned and how they use it. I feel I am passing on my experience and knowledge to their service, and this amplifies the value of all the scientific work I have been doing through my career as a scientist.
Since 2006 I teach at Harvard Extension School upper level courses that I personally designed on the biology of neurodegenerative diseases and on the translational research in this field. Here at Brandies I am Adjunct Faculty at the Rabb School where I teach courses in Molecular Biology.
Awards and Honors
New Investigator Award in Alzheimer's Disease, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) (2009)
Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), National Institute of Health, National Institute of Aging (NIH/NIA) (2007)
Research fellowship, Italian Pharmacology Society, Italy (1999)
PhD program and research fellowship, University of Milan, Milan-Italy (1995)
Foreign exchange scholarship, University of Milan, Milan-Italy. (1994)
|RBIO||101||Molecular Biology Lab: from DNA to Protein|
|RBIO||102||Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology|