I have obtained the PhD in Biorobotics (2017) and I am a Post-doctoral fellow at The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, in the Surgical Robotics and Allied Technologies group (coordinated by Prof. Arianna Menciassi).
In 2010 and 2013 I received the Bachelor and Master degree in Biomedical Engineering at University of Pisa.
My research activity regards the design and the development of biomaterials for tissue engineering, and novel actuated microsystems, such as muscle cell-based actuators and advanced nanoplatforms for local therapies. In the first case, my interest is focused on the development of engineered muscle tissues, and the regeneration of articular cartiage. In the second case, the aim is to obtain “flexible” actuators with muscle-like performances. Instead, the use of smart responsive ultra-thin film for localized therapies could permit to perform targeted treatments with a fine control of the drug dosage.