"Harnessing multi-functional biomaterials to develop personalized chronic wound treatments and in vitro skin models as preclinical validation platforms"

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 17:30

Universidade Católica - Porto

Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327
4169-005 PORTO
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Rossella Laurano will present on February 23, 2024, at 5:30 pm, at the classroom EBI025, a lecture entitled "Harnessing multi-functional biomaterials to develop personalized chronic wound treatments and in vitro skin models as preclinical validation platforms".

Rossella Laurano

Rossella Laurano, Ph.D.

Not-tenure Researcher
Politecnico di Torino, Department of Mechanical and  Aerospace Engineering
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 – Turin (Italy)
rossella.laurano@polito.it

 

 

 

Graduated in Biomedical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin in 2014 with a Master’s thesis focused on the design of chitosan-based random and aligned nanofibrous membranes, with the aim to investigate the influence of substrate morphology on Schwann Cells adhesion and proliferation. After her Master’s Degree, Rossella worked in a startup company (Epinova Biotech srl, CEO Prof. F. Renò) as fellowship researcher focusing on thermoplastic scaffold fabrication through additive manufacturing technologies (Fused Deposition Modeling - FDM) for Tissue Engineering applications. In November 2016, Rossella moved back to Polytechnic of Turin, where, in July 2020, she obtained her Ph.D. in Bioengineering and Medical-Surgical Sciences (with honors) with a Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Stimuli-responsive poly(ether urethane) hydrogels for the design of smart patient-specific patches in skin wound treatment”. From August 2020 to December 2021, she worked as Post-Doc Researcher in the same institution in the framework of an Horizon 2020 project on the development of a bone tissue model as a preclinical evaluation tool under the supervision of Prof. G. Ciardelli. Since January 2022, she is a not-tenure researcher at Polytechnic of Turin.

Rossella’s research interests mainly focus on multi-functional biomaterial development, green functionalization procedures and biomaterial processing as bio-inks and mini-invasive delivery systems towards the engineering of patient-specific devices for wound healing and tissue-mimicking constructs as preclinical validation tools. This research activity has produced 17 research papers in international peer reviewed journals, 2 book chapters and 2 research awards from Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria. In September 2022 Rossella was also awarded as Early Career Investigator-2022 from the International Society for Biofabrication in recognition for her contribution to the biofabrication field. She serves as Reviewer and Guest Editor for several international journals and as Topic Editor for Pharmaceutics and Materials journals. She has an H-index of 11 with around 380 citations (SCOPUS).