- B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin
- M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin
- PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin
Honors & Awards
- MITOR scholarship. Massachusetts Institute of Technology and San Paolo Foundation, 2011-2012
- Interpolytechnic School of Engineering Award, 2011
- ASME Best Student Poster Award (1st prize) – Summer Bioengineering Conference, 2010
- BBraun "The future of Sutures" Project Award (1st National prize; 3rd International prize). BBraun Company, 2008
I am an assistant professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute of the University of Utah. My research interests lie at the intersection of cell and molecular biomechanics, biophysics, and computational biology. Specifically, I work on developing computational models of cell adhesions, mechanosensing and cell contractility, that help in understanding cell physiology and pathology, especially in cancer progression and methastasis. I received my Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from The Polytechnic University of Turin in 2013. I worked in the mechanobiology lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in the Department of Mechanics of the University of Zaragoza. Before joining the University of Utah, I was a postdoctoral scholar in Computational Chemistry at The University of Chicago and in Computational Biophysics at Lehigh University, where I also served as instructor of the course "Introduction to Computational Physics".
- Spanish, basic.
- English, fluent.
- Italian, fluent.
Geographical Regions of Interest
- New Zealand