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Annalisa Palange

Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine
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Anna Lisa Palange is a senior postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Nanotechnology for Precision medicine at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia since July 2015. Her research activities focus on synthesis, physical chemical characterization and biological in vitro and in vivo application of Dyscoidal Polymeric Nanoconstructs (DPNs) and hierarchical drug delivery systems for cancer imaging and therapy. In May 2010, Dr Palange achieved a MSc Degree in Biological Sciences cum laude at the University of Calabria, Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences. She presented an experimental thesis titled “Molecular analysis of TARDBP gene in south Italian patients affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis”, carrying out the necessary training and experiments at the Istituto di Scienze Neurologiche -  CNR – with the supervision of Dr. Luisa Conforti and Prof. Giuseppe Passarino. In 2011, Dr Palange started a PhD in Medical Biotechnologies at University of Magna Graecia. During the first year of the PhD program, she performed the research activities and training at the Mater Domini laboratory, Dept. of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Catanzaro under the supervision of Prof Agostino Gnasso. In February 2012 she moved in Houston to join the laboratory of Professor Paolo Decuzzi in the Dept. of Translational Imaging at the Houston Methodist Research Institute. During the 3 years and half spent in the USA,   she developed her PhD thesis focused on polymeric drug delivery systems for Therapy and Imaging. In February 2015, she defended her PhD thesis and four months later, she joined IIT.


Title: PhD in Medical Biotechnologies
Institute: University of Magna Graecia
Location: Catanzaro
Country: Italy
From: 2011 To: 2015

Experience External

Title: PhD student
Institute: Houston Methodist Research Institute
Location: Houston
Country: Texas
From: 2012 To: 2015


Nanotechnological Background
- Nanofabrication processes with Bottom-Up and Top-Down Techniques

Biological Background
- Molecular Biology Techniques- Cell Culture Protocols

pre-clinical experiments
- development of ortotopic tumor models- imaging techniques (optical-nuclear)