24 May 2023
"Never two without three: physics and chemistry help explain biology"
My research brings together concepts from chemistry and physics to understand how the biophysical properties of cell’s membranes (i.e., fluidity, viscosity) correlate with health and diseases. These properties are influenced by many factors such as diet and physical stress, and in turn, they affect the behaviour of cells in our body. For instance, changes in cell’s biophysics might regulate tumour spreading and inflammation. Cell biophysics is a new and emerging field with great potential for a better understanding of many common diseases.
I completed my PhD in Chemistry at the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2018, then I moved to the University of Washington (USA) for a 2-year postdoctoral position. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at SciLifeLab (Sweden), and I focus on developing high-throughput methodologies to study cell biophysics.