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Virginia Brancato

Postdoc researcher
Post Doc
Genomic Science
Research center
About

My research interests focus on the role of cancer associated fibroblasts in tumor progression. In particular, I am now investigating the role of non-coding RNA in the regulation of the crosstalk between breast cancer cells and cancer associated fibroblasts that may promote transcriptional reprogramming and cancer relapse. To study these mechanisms I develop 3D in vitro models that could copycat the tumor microenvironment.

Education

Title: PhD in Environmental Microbiology and skin ecosystem
Institute: University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"
Location: Naples
Country: Italy
From: 2007 To: 2010

Title: Master degree in Biomolecular and Industrial Biotecnology
Institute: University of Naples "Federico II"
Location: Naples
Country: Italy
From: 2004 To: 2006

Title: Bachelor degree in Molecular and Industrial Biotecnology
Institute: University of Naples "Federico II"
Location: Naples
Country: Italy
From: 2001 To: 2004

All Publications
2020
Canadas R.F., Patricio P., Brancato V., Gasperini L., Caballero D., Pires R.A., Costa J.B., Pereira H., Yong P., da Silva L.P., Chen J., Kundu S.C., Araujo N.A.M., Reis R.L., Marques A.P., Oliveira J.M.
Convection patterns gradients of non-living and living micro-entities in hydrogels
Applied Materials Today, vol. 21
Article Journal
2020
Brancato V., Oliveira J.M., Correlo V.M., Reis R.L., Kundu S.C.
Could 3D models of cancer enhance drug screening?
Biomaterials, vol. 232
Review Journal
2020
Brancato V., Ventre M., Reis R.L., Netti P.A.
Decellularized matrices for tumor cell modeling
Methods in Cell Biology, vol. 157, pp. 169-183
Book Chapter Book Series
2020
Kundu B., Brancato V., Oliveira J.M., Correlo V.M., Reis R.L., Kundu S.C.
Silk fibroin promotes mineralization of gellan gum hydrogels
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol. 153, pp. 1328-1334
Article Journal
2020
Brancato V., Kundu B., Oliveira J.M., Correlo V.M., Reis R.L., Kundu S.C.
Tumor-Stroma Interactions Alter the Sensitivity of Drug in Breast Cancer
Frontiers in Materials, vol. 7