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MATTEO IANNACONE
Principal Investigator

CURRENT
LAB MEMBERS

 

Pietro is the Lab Manager, responsible for the laboratory’s operational organization and he specializes in cellular biology and biochemistry.
He joined the Iannacone Lab in 2010 after he worked at Roche Milano Ricerche and Bioxell.

 

 

 

 

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Elisa is a senior molecular biology technician. She previously worked at Centro Cardiologico Monzino in Milan and Bioxcell. She joined Iannacone’s Lab in 2017.

 

 

 

 

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Leonardo obtained his M.S. in Evolutionary Biology in 2009. He previously worked in a functional genomic and proteomic lab at La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. He joined Iannacone’s Lab in 2016 and he is now working as molecular biology technician.

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PIETRO DI LUCIA

Lab Manager

ELISA BONO

Senior Technician

LEONARDO GIUSTINI

Technician

 

Mattia obtained his M.S. veterinary biotechnology in 2012. He worked with AriSLA in the Neurobiology department at Mario Negri Institute, Milan. He is responsible for animal care and mice husbandry in BSL3.

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Marta obtained her Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2003. She joined Iannacone Lab in September 2008. 

She is responsible for animal care and mice husbandry in our pathogen-free mice facility.

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Chiara obtained her M.S. in Nutritional Biology in 2015. She previously worked in Experimental Immunopathology Lab at Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Italy. She joined Iannacone’s Lab in 2020 and she works as BSL3 technician and on SARS-Cov-2 research.

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MATTIA FRESCHI

Technician

 

MARTA MAINETTI

Technician

 

CHIARA PERUCCHINI

Technician

 

Mirela is a Young Investigator whose research activity focuses on antiviral immune responses. She obtained her PhD at University of Siena, Italy. She joined the Iannacone Lab in 2013 after postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute, NIH.

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MIRELA KUKA

Assistant Professor

 

Federica obtained a M.S. from Milan University in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Immunology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in 2009. She trained as a postdoc at University of Bern, Switzerland. She joined the Iannacone Lab in 2017 to work on CD8+ T dynamics cells within liver tumors.

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FEDERICA MOALLI

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Francesco obtained his PhD in immunology at the University of Paris-Diderot in 2017. He trained as a postdoc at the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences “L. Sacco” (Milan) and joined the Iannacone Lab in 2019 to work on CD8+ T cell immune responses within liver.

 

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FRANCESCO ANDREATA

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Cristian obtained a M.S. in Biochemistry in 2012 and a Ph.D. in Immunology at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina in 2018. He joined the Iannacone Lab in 2019 to work on humoral immune responses in liver immunopathology during viral hepatitis.

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Xenia obtained a M.S. in Molecular Medicine in 2013 from Ulm University, Germany. She obtained her PhD in Immunology in 2018 at the University of Bern, Switzerland. She joined the Iannacone Lab in 2019 and she is interested in characterizing T cell priming and dynamics in the liver.

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Caroline obtained her M.S. in Molecular Medicine in 2014 at University of Freiburg (Germany) and her PhD in Immunology in 2019 at University of Bern, Switzerland. She joined the lab in 2019 to focus on the deeper characterization of naive T cell priming events in the liver.

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CRISTIAN BECCARIA

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

XENIA FICHT

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

CAROLINE KRUGER

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

 

Micol obtained her M.S. at Milan University in 2010 and the Ph.D. in Molecular medicine at SEMM in 2015. She trained as a postdoc at European Institute of Oncology and joined the Iannacone Lab in 2019 to work on chronic HBV mouse model

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MICOL RAVÀ

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

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Elena obtained her M.S. in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine in 2012 at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in 2018. She joined the Iannacone Lab in 2020 to work on immune responses in liver immunopathology during viral hepatitis.

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ELENA RODRIGUEZ BOVOLENTA

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Valeria obtained a M.S. from the University of Milano Bicocca in 2016. She joined Iannacone Lab as a PhD student in 2016 and she is interested in the role of innate lymphoid cells and B cells in HBV pathogenesis.

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VALERIA FUMAGALLI

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

 

Giorgia obtained her B.S. and M.S. at San Raffaele University in 2015 and 2017, respectively. She joined the Iannacone Lab in 2016 to work on naïve CD8+ T cell responses in the liver. She started her PhD in Iannacone’s Lab in 2018 working on Kupffer cell responses upon IL-2 treatment.

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GIORGIA DE SIMONE

PhD Student

Eleonora obtained her M.S in Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine from Statale University (Milan) in 2018. She joined in 2018 and her research focuses on the characterization of T follicular helper cells upon viral infections.

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ELEONORA SALA

PhD Student

Valentina trained during her B.S. at KU Leuven University (Belgium) and graduated at University of Milan. She completed her M.S. at San Raffaele, Milan. She joined the Iannacone Lab as Ph.D student in 2019 to work on CD4+T cell immune responses in HBV immunopathology.

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VALENTINA VENZIN

PhD Student

 

Bianca obtained her M.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Università degli Studi di Siena (Siena) in 2019. She joined Iannacone’s Lab as a Ph.D. student in 2019 and her research focuses on the characterization of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes in the prostate cancer microenvironment through two-photon imaging techniques.

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BIANCA PARTINI

PhD Student

Davide obtained his B.S. at University of Florence in 2017 and his M.S at San Raffaele University in 2019. He joined Iannacone’s Lab in 2019 to work on a project that aims to investigate the role of CD8 T cells in hepatocellular carcinoma.

 

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DAVIDE MAROTTA

PhD Student

Chiara obtained her M.S. in Mathematics from Università degli Studi di Milano in 2017. She is working as a bioinformatician in Iannacone Lab, where she collaborates with wet-lab researchers especially by analyzing RNA sequencing and single-cell RNA sequencing data.

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CHIARA LAURA

PhD Student

 
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Marta obtained her BSc in Biomedical Science in 2019 and her MSc in Cancer Cell Biology in 2020 at the University of Sussex, UK. She joined the Iannacone Lab in 2020 to work on CD8+ T cell immune responses within the liver in the context of HBV pathogenesis.

 

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MARTA GRILLO

Research Fellow

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Alessandro obtained his M.Sc. in Bioinformatics at the University of Bologna in 2020, developing his thesis work at Tampere University, Finland. He’s using his expertise in computational biology to analyse high-throughput data generated in the lab.

 

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ALESSANDRO LUSSANA

Research Fellow

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Marta obtained her B.S. in Biotechnology at Università degli studi di Pavia in 2019. She started her MSc in Biotechnology at San Raffaele University (Milan) and joined Iannacone's Lab in 2020 as Master Student to work on the polarization of CD4+T cell upon viral infection.

 

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MARTA MANGIONE

Master Student

 
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Giulia obtained her B.S. in Biotechnology at University of Milano-Bicocca (Milan) in 2019. She started her M.S. in Biotechnology at San Raffaele University and joined Iannacone lab as master student to investigate T cell priming and dynamics in the liver.

 

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GIULIA NOSETTO

Master Student

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Francesca obtained her B.S in Biotechnology at Università of Piemonte Orientale in 2019.
She started her M.S in Biotechnology at San Raffaele University and joined Iannacone’s lab in 2020 as a master student to work on CD8+ T cell immune responses within the liver in the context of HBV pathogenesis.

 

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FRANCESCA RIGHETTI

Master Student

FORMER
LAB MEMBERS

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PAOLA ZORDAN

Now postdoc at San Raffaele Institute

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GIOIA AMBROSI

Now M.S. student at University of Milano Bicocca

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FEDERICO DE PONTI

Now PhD student with Charlotte Scott at VIB

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STEFANO GILOTTO

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MARCO DE GIOVANNI

Now postdoc with

Jason Cyster at UCSF

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VALERIA CUTILLO

Now Medical Manager 

at Astrazeneca

 

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ALESSANDRA FIORE

Now at GUNA

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FEDERICO OBERRAUCH

Now M.S. student in Health Management

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ELEONORA CONSOLO

Now at Sanofi

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SARA RAIA

Now predoctoral fellow at San Raffaele, Milano

 

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ALEXANDRE BENECHET

Now Director of intravista imaging at University of Lausanne

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GIANMARIA MAGANUCO

Now M.D. student at University of Genova

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CLAUDIA CRISTOFANI

Now at Boehringer Ingelheim

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DONATO INVERSO

Now Postdoc with Hellmut Augustin at Heidelberg University

 

 
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JESSICA FIORAVANTI

Now Senior Postdoc with Luca Gattinoni at NCI/NIH

 
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DILETTA MAGINI

Now Project Manager at Fondazione Sclavo, Siena

 

 
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STEFANO SAMMICHELI

Now now Group Leader at Roche, Basel

 
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NEREIDA DE OYA

Now Research Associate at CNIO, Madrid

 
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LUCIA GANZER

Now Ph.D. student at Politecnico, Milan

 

 

 
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LAURA SIRONI

Now Assistant Professor at University of Milano Bicocca

 

 

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MAURIZIO VACCA

Now postdoc at NUS, Singapore

 

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ELENA TONTI

Now Assistant Professor at McMaster University

 

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GABRIELE GALLIVERTI

Now now Ph.D. student with Douglas Hanahan at EPFL

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ANGELO AMABILE

Now now postdoc at Mount Sinai, NYC

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