Deborah Pedone is a PhD student at Italian Institute of Technology since 2014. She obtained her Master Degree in Pharmaceutical and Industrial Biotechnology in 2012 from the University of Salento (Italy). She worked on the development of electrospun nanostructured scaffolds for renal tissue engineering applications. From 2012 to 2014 she has been part of the Program of Higher Education in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, focusing on neural and osteocartilage engineering. Her current research activity at IIT focuses on the understanding the interaction between nanomaterials and living systems.