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Carina Valeria, PhD

CV

Date of Birth
17/02/0081
Qualification

Biologist

Current assignment

Health Researcher at the Omic Science Platform for Personalized Orthopedics

Title of qualification awarded

2004: Degree in Biological Sciences, School of Biological Sciences – University of Palermo.

Other qualifications awarded
  • 2016: Clinical Trial Training, Clinical Research Educational Services Srl-CRES, Catania
  • 2012: Postgraduate diploma in Clinical Biochemistry, School of Medicine – University of Palermo
  • 2008: Ph.D in Farmacology and Socio-Environmental Toxicology, School of Medicine – University of Palermo
  • 2005: National qualification for the profession of Biologist, University of Palermo.
Positions held
  • From 2020: Health Researcher at the Unit Omic Science Platform for Personalized Orthopedics (Surgical Sciences and Technologies), IOR
  • 2020: Health Researcher at the Unit Surgical Sciences and Technologies, IOR
  • 2019-20: Health Researcher at the Technological Platform for Tissue Engineering, Teranostics and Oncology, IOR
  • 2015-19: Researcher at the Technological Platform for Tissue Engineering, Teranostics and Oncology, IOR. Collaboration Contract.
  • 2015: Researcher at the Technological Platform for Tissue Engineering, Teranostics and Oncology, IOR. Collaboration Contract for the PON01_01059 project - Development of a new technological platform for the non-invasive treatment of oncological and infectious diseases based on the use of focused ultrasound
  • 2012-15: Researcher at the Technological Platform for Tissue Engineering, Teranostics and Oncology, IOR. Collaboration Contract for the PON01_00829 project - Innovative Technology Platforms for Tissue Engineering
  • 2012: Researcher support for the project "Thyroid Cancer Sicily Registry", General Hospital P. Giaccone of Palermo, Collaboration Contract.
  • 2007-10: Fellowship at the training course "Proteogenomic and Bioimaging in medicine", Laboratory of Oncological Technologies (La.T.O.-HSR Giglio), Cefalù (PA, Italy)/Milan 
  • 2007: Internship at the "Telomere & Cancer" laboratory, Curie Institute, Paris.
Languages

English (level B1), French (level B1) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Technologies

Excellent computer skills and competence of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), graphics applications (PhotoShop™, GraphPAD) and programs for bio-imaging.

Teaching activities

2012-13: Teaching to the second level Master "Biotechnology and bioinformatics applied in the study and diagnosis of genetic disease", neuroendocrinology module, University of Palermo.

Scientific activities
She is author and co-author of scientific articles and of abstracts presented at conferences, 24 of which are indexed by Index Medicus and/or SCI. Her h-index is 12.
She is a reviewer of the following journals: Cancers, Molecules, Advanced Biosystems, Stem Cells Translational Medicine.
She is editor for "Cancers".
Clinical and/or Scientific interests
  • Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, osteosarcoma, bone metastases
  • Biophysical treatments: low and high intensity ultrasound
  • Regenerative medicine for bone and cartilage pathologies
  • MiRNA and long non coding RNA
  • Stem Cells
  • Pharmacology and Multi-Drug Resitance.