Neurobiologia clinica

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Neurobiologia clinica
michela spadaro

Michela Spadaro

Biologist, PhD

Contacts:
Tel + 39 11 6706632
Fax + 39 11 6705448
e-mail: spadaro_michela@yahoo.it  

Curriculum Vitae

Born March 10th, 1975 in Turin, Italy
Nationality: Italian

Present position
2013-present Research fellowship at the University Hospital San Luigi Gonzaga of Orbassano (Turin). Researcher in a laboratory dedicated to the study of Multiple Sclerosis.

Education
2001: Bachelor’s Degree in Biology (molecular biology field), University of Turin
2006: PhD in Immunology and Cellular Biology, University of Turin

Professional Experience
1999-2001: Student Internship, Department of Clinical and Biology Sciences (Prof. Guido Forni), School of Medicine, University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Nov 2001: Ph. D. student, Department of Clinical and Biology Sciences (Prof. Guido Forni)
2001    Post-doctoral Fellowship (Research program “Prevenzione immunitaria dei carcinomi mammari che spontaneamente si sviluppano nei topi trasgenici”)
2004:  quarterly Co.Co.Co. (Research program “Messa a punto di un modello di topi trasgenici per l’oncogene mutato Her-2/neu che contemporaneamente esprimano una mutazione non funzionante della p53 (BALB-neuTp53)”)
2005:  quarterly Co.Co.Co. (Research program “Messa a punto di un modello di topi trasgenici per l’oncogene mutato Her-2/neu che contemporaneamente esprimano una mutazione non funzionante della p53 (BALB-neuTp53)”)
2005-2012: Consulting services for Agennix Inc., Houston TX
2012-2013: Post Doctoral Fellow (Reseach program “Identification of oncoantigens in breast “Cancer Initiating Cells” for design of anti-cancer vaccines") Prof Federica Cavallo
2013 Post-doctoral Fellowship (Research program “Ottimizzazione dei processi di analisi di dati di ChIP-seq”) Prof Raffaele A. Calogero

Field of research
Immunology, Mammary cancer, Neuroimmunology, Multiple Sclerosis, Inflammation

Grant as Principal Investigator
Grant (5000 Euro) from Piedmont Region – Research Project: “Activation of anti-tumor immune reaction via talattoferrina" approved 30.04.2009

Professional organization
Società Italiana di Immunologia, Immunologia Clinica e Allergologia (SIICA), from 2001

Teaching activity
A.A. 2001-2003: Teaching support on the integrated Course in Clinical Immunology and Pathology for the University Diploma in Nursing , University of Turin.
A.A. 2003-2013: Teaching input on Integrated Course in Immunology : man and his environment: disfunction and defence systems , University Diploma in Nursing Sciences , University of Turin.
A.A. 2004-2005: Teaching input on Nursing Degree Course : Pharmacology , University of Turin.
Teacher in the course “La gestione quotidiana del paziente con Sclerosi Multipla” organized by Biogen Idec (3-5 June 2013, 11-13 November 2013), A.O.U San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano (TO).

Participation in Scientific Courses
MetaFight Workshop (Torino, Italia) Dicembre 2-3, 2010
Fifth interactive course in cytometry (Modena, Italia), Marzo 10-13, 2009.
Vaccines in the management of cancer: where we are heading (Torino, Italia) Novembre 15-16, 2008.
Corso di In-Formazione “L’attività di ricerca a contatto con gli animali: la protezione degli animali utilizzati a fini sperimentali o ad altri fini scientifici e la salvaguardia della sicurezza e della salute dei lavoratori” (Torino, Italia) Ottobre 29, 2008.
Symposio: “MicroRNA in Biology and Disease” (Padova, Italia), Dicembre 4, 2007
Corso di Formazione “I criteri di radioprotezione nell’uso di attrezzature radiogene e nei laboratori radioisotopi” (Torino, Italia) Aprile 22, 2005.
20 anni di citometria alle Molinette di Torino: applicazioni in Oncoematologia (Torino, Italia), Novembre 24, 2004.
Workshop: Dendritic Cells in cancer immunotherapy: “from bench to bedside” (Milano, Italia), Settembre 27-28, 2004.
Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Summer School (Ionian Village, Greece) Settembre 8-13, 2003.
Workshop on “HER-2/neu tumors: Experimental models” (Camerino, Italia) Marzo 14-15, 2003.
SICiCS Workshop on cytometry (Rome, Italy) Ottobre 24-26, 2002.
Florence-Berlin Cytometry School “Antigen- Specific T Cell Cytometry” (Firenze, Italia), Marzo 20-23, 2002.
Workshop on “Prevention and cure of HER-2/neu (ErbB-2) tumor”, (Orbassano, Italia) Dicembre 14-15, 2001.
Workshop on “Immunity in tumor cure and prevention”, (Orbassano, Italia) Giugno 19, 2000.

Attendance to Scientific Meeting
Workshop on “Immunity in tumor cure and prevention”, Orbassano, Torino, June 19, 2000
National Congress on Biotechnology, Torino July 6-8, 2000
XXIX Meeting of the Ital. Society for Immunology, Abano Terme June 6-9, 2001.
Workshop on “Prevention and cure of HER-2/neu (ErbB-2) tumor”, Orbassano, Torino, December 14-15, 2001
Keyston Symposia on “Gene-Based Vaccines: Mechanisms, Delivery System and Efficacy”, Breckenridge, April 10-15, 2002.
1st Conference of the Italian Society of Immunology, Montecatini Terme, May 8-11, 2002.
Cytokines and interferon 2002, Torino, October 6-10, 2002
Workshop on “HER-2/neu tumors: Experimental models”, Camerino, Italia, March 14-15, 2003
Modern Vaccines Adjvants Et Delivery Systems, Dublin, June 4-6, 2003
Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Summer School, Ionian Village, Greece, September 8-13, 2003
10th National Symposium Basic Aspects of Vaccines, Bethesda (MD), April 28-30, 2004
Keystone Symposia on Antibody-Based Therapeutics for Cancer (Santa Fe, NM), February 17-22, 2005
AAI Annual Meeting: Immunlogy 2006 Meeting (Boston, MA) May 12-16, 2006
Symposium “MicroRNA in Biology and Disease” (Padova, Italia) December 4, 2007
AACR Annual Meeting: 2008 Meeting (San Diego, CA) April 11-16, 2008
VI National Conference SIICA (Roma, Italy) June 11-14, 2008
Ninth International Conference on Progress in Vaccination Against Cancer PIVAC 9 (Sofia, Bulgaria) October 8-10, 2009
AAI Annual Meeting: Immunlogy 2012 Meeting (Boston, MA) May 4-8, 2012

Oral presentation
October 2009: PIVAC 9, Sofia. “Antitumor activity of recombinant human lactoferrin: induction of DC releasing peculiar cytokines repertoires and expressing different sets of genes and miRNA”.
June 2008: VI National Conference SIICA, Roma. “Lactoferrin a major defense protein of innate immunity, is a novel maturation factor for human dendritic cells”.
March 2003: Third Workshop on HER-2/neu tumors: experimental models, Camerino. “Vaccination of BALB-neuT mice with DNA plasmids and Il-12”.

Publications:

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