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Daniela (D.) di Blasi PhD

Training

Cellular and Molecular Biology and Immunology, University of Palermo

Research interests

We focus our research on how the DCs can direct the development of immune responses. We are interested in immunomonitoring analysis to assess the impact of the treatment on the immune cell profile. Especially the immunomonitoring analysis is focused on antigen-specific CD4+ T and B cell response. We specially focused on studying clonality, frequency and functional heterogeneity in longitudinal samples obtained from the patients. Immunophenotyping (e.g. for memory, activation and exhaustion markers) of antigen-specific CD4+ T cells can provide a better understanding of the mode of action of the antigen-specific immunomodulatory therapy.

Technology

  • Primary cell culture
  • Multi-colour Flow cytometry
  • T cell assays
  • Cytokine and antibody analyses

Resume

2019 - present

Post-doctoral at the Department of Immunopathology, subgroup Immune modulation and immunomonitoring at Sanquin Research, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2016 - 2018

Post-doc at the Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital of Basel (Switzerland)

2013 - 2016

PhD in cell biology and biopharmaceutical sciences, University of Palermo (Italy)

2014 - 2015

Associate Researcher - Biomedicine and Molecular Immunology, National Research Council (CNR)-Palermo (Italy)

2011 - 2012

Associate Researcher - Biomedicine and Molecular Immunology, National Research Council (CNR)-Palermo (Italy)

2012 

Scientific tutor in Molecular Immunology. Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR) (Italy)

2006 - 2011

MSs Cellular and Molecular Biology University of Palermo (Italy)

2006 - 2009

BCs Biology University of Palermo (Italy)