Team - Laboratory of Applied Biology
Riccardo Cristofani is a post-doctoral fellow at DISFEB. In 2012, he obtained his M.S. degree in Drug Biotechnology and in 2015 he concluded his PhD program in Metabolic and Endocrinological Sciences defending a thesis on the alteration of retrograde transport in motorneuron diseases. His research is aimed to understand the mechanisms underlying the toxicity caused by the accumulation of misfolded proteins responsible for ALS and SBMA.
Veronica Ferrari a post-doctoral fellow at DiSFEB. She was granted a junior-fellowship from AriSLA to work in the lab of prof. Poletti. She then carried out her PhD in “Integrative biomedical research” which concluded in 2020. She is studying protein VCP and its ALS-associated mutants. In particular, she focuses in VCP specific function in enhancing the degradation of toxic intracellular aggregates and she is studying the involvement of VCP in lysophagy.
Phone +3902/50318227Barbara Tedesco is a PhD student at the DISFEB. Barbara did her experimental thesis and had an AriSLA fellowship at the laboratory of Prof. Poletti, where she is presently attending her PhD studies. Her projects are focused on the characterization of mutants of key proteins involved in the chaperone-assisted selective autophagy. These proteins are fundamental in the removal of misfolded and aggregate-prone proteins, such as proteins related to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Elena Casarotto is a PhD student at the DISFEB. She was a fellow at the professsor Poletti’s laboratory, where she’s carrying out also her PhD, under the supervision of Dott.ssa Crippa. She graduated in medical biotechnology at the University of Pavia. She carried out her thesis intership at the IRCCS Foundation Policlinico San Matteo working on the prognostic assessment of the MYH9-related disease. Currently she is working on the characterization of the extracellular vesicles in cell models of Frontotemporal Dementia.
Marta Chierichetti is a post-graduate fellow at DISFEB. She graduated in Drug Biotechnology and did her experimental thesis in the laboratory of the Prof. Poletti studying the anti-aggregating action of compounds modulating HSPB8 expression. Currently, she is investigating the molecular mechanisms of protein aggregation underlying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.