My research aims to study the myeloid cell-tumor cell interaction in a 3D system that recapitulate the melanoma tumour microenvironment. I believe that this model will provide a valuable tool to dissect the contribution of myeloid cells (macrophages, myeloid derived suppressor cells and tolerogenic DCs) in influencing the efficacy of current cancer immunotherapy strategies.
- May 2008-February 2009: master-thesis project at Cancer Center Karolinska (Karolinska Institute, Sweden).
- March 2009: Master degree (cum laude) in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology (University of Ferrara, Italy).
- September 2009-May 2016 PhD Student and Postdoc at the Unit of Immunotherapy of Human Tumors (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy).
- June 2016-present: Postdoc at the Tumor Immunology Lab (RIMLS, Nijmegen, The Netherlands).