Team - Laboratory of Toxicology
Melania Maria Serafini
Phone: 0039/02/50318356Melania Maria Serafini is a post-doctoral fellow at DiSFeB. From 2014 to 2018 she carried out her doctoral studies at Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia, investigating in vitro the pharmacological effects of nature-inspired hybrids in cellular pathways linked to neurodegeneration.
Her current research tackles neuronal damage and neuroinflammation, with a particular focus on the crosstalk between pro-inflammatory cytokines and glutammatergic system.
Phone: 0039/02/50318350Francesca Colombo is a PhD student at the DiSFeB. From 2013 to 2016 she obtained a research fellowship at the laboratory of Food Chemistry and Toxicology coordinated by Prof. Patrizia Restani within the EU project PlantLIBRA on the risk and benefit assessment of plant food supplements.
Her current research is focused on the study of dietetic products for the therapy of food-associated diseases (allergy, celiac disease, intolerances).
Gloria Melzi is a PhD student in Pharmacological and Biomolecular Science since 2019. She attended a master degree in Biology applied to Biomedical Research in December 2018, with a thesis on the effect of a polyphenolic exract against ultraviolet radiation induced damage in keratinocytes.
Phone: 0039/02/50318350Simone Biella is a research fellow at the Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Toxicology (DiSFeB) coordinated by Prof. Restani. After the graduation in Chemical Safety and Toxicological Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences) in March 2018, he works in the field of quality control and phytochemical characterization of botanical ingredients, developing analytical methods for the determination of active and xenobiotic compounds using chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques.
Ambra Maddalon is a research fellow. She graduated in July 2019 in Safety Assessment of Xenobiotics and Biotechnological Products.