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Mancarella Caterina, PhD

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Date of Birth
04/09/1986
Qualification

Biologist

Current assignment

Health Researcher

Title of qualification awarded
  • 2015: PhD in Oncology and Experimental Pathology at the University of Bologna.
  • 2011: Master’s Degree in Biology of Health at the University of Bologna (final grade: 110/110 cum laude).
  • 2008: Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at the University of Bologna (final grade: 107/110).
Positions held
  • From 2019: Senior researcher at the Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute. Project: Dissecting the role of IGF2BP3 in the malignancy of Ewing sarcoma.
  • 2016-18: Post-Doc AIRC/FIRC triennial fellowship at the Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute Rizzoli. Project: Dissecting thje role of IGF2BP3 in the malignancy of Ewing sarcoma.
  • 2015: Post-Doc at the  Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute.
  • 2012: abroad research experience at Molecular Biology Laboratory, Instituto Valenciano de Oncologia, Valencia (Spain). Project: IGF system, CD99 molecule, tumor-specific chromosomal translocations: evaluation of their prognostic value in prostate cancer.   
  • 2012-15: PhD student in Oncology and Experimental Pathology, University of Bologna, at the  Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute. Project: IGF system, CD99 molecule, tumor-specific chromosomal translocations: evaluation of their prognostic value in prostate cancer and Ewing sarcoma. Tutor: prof. Pietro Ruggieri.                        
  • 2011: Fellowship in oncology at the  Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute.
  • 2011: Frequent visitor at the  Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute. Project: Molecular mechanisms at the basis of resistance to new insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor targeted therapy.
  • 2010-11: Internal student at the  Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute. Project: Molecular mechanisms at the basis of resistance to new insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor targeted therapy.
  • 2008: Internal student at the Biochemistry Laboratory of the Faculty of Biology, University of Bologna. Project: Characterization of fibroblasts mitochondrial functions in monkeys affected by optic neuropathy.
Languages
  • English: B1 level.
  • Spanish: A1 level.
Technologies
  • Experimental models: handling of mammalian cell cultures.
  • Molecular biology: PCR, gel-electrophoresis.
  • Cellular and biochemical techniques: purification and analysis of proteins by SDS-PAGE and Western Blot analysis, spettrophotometry, MTT Assay, tumorigenic assay in vitro (soft agar), immunofluorescence.
  • Microsoft Office: 2000/2003/2007: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS.
Scientific activities

Molecular mechanisms at the basis of resistance to new insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor targeted therapy.

Study of RNA-binding proteins in Ewing sarcoma.