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Valentina Lacconi

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Graduated in Biomedical Laboratory Technician at University of Rome “La Sapienza”, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” where, currently, she is ending the PhD in Medical-Surgery Biotechnology and Translational Medicine at the section of Histology and Embryology, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention. In 2014-2015, she carried out research activity as research scholar at Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center, Boston University, where she was involved in a Scleroderma project in order to study the involvement of Epstein Barr virus in this desease.
She has expertise in colture of primary and immortalized cell lines, including stem cells, and in morphological, biochemical, histological and molecular biology techniques. She has experience with the use of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) and handling of laboratory animal.
Her research is currently focused on examining the molecular mechanisms regulating implantation and endometrial stromal cell decidualization. Besides, she studies the toxicological aspects of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) on placental/foetal development.
So far, she is author of publications in international scientific journals and participated in national and international conferences