Mara Gilardi

Mara Gilardi
Research fellow

Mara Gilardi is currently a PHD student at the Cell and Tissue Engineering Lab, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute (Milan - Italy) since may 2013. She graduated in industrial biotechnology in febbruary2013, with a thesis on high throughput optimization of recombinant protein expression for antibodies production, aimed for proteomics analysis and biomarker discovery. During her thesis she worked in research and development team at in San Raffaele biomedical science park. Since june 2010 until november 2010 she worked on yeast optimization for industrial and biofuels production at the University of Milano Bicocca - Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences. Her main research activities are in the field of  molecular biology and cell cultures. As a thesis student she worked on a new protocol for highthroughput gene cloning, expression and purification of  recombinant protein in E.coli. Recombinant protein were utilized for mouse immunization; obtained polyclonal serum were utilized for immunohistochemical analysis at the end of cancer biomarkers detection. Present research interests 2D culture aimed to 3D development and genetics analysis of  bone metastatic breast cancer cell. In particular she is working on physical and genetic characterization of osteodifferentiated bone marrow stem cells and osteoblasts. Also  vascularized bone realization is one of the objective of her research. Actually project is about bone metastasis establishment by breast cancer and related mechanisms. The project is in collaboration with pharmacological institute Mario Negri (Milan-Italy).


Phone: +02 6621 4061

Fax: +02 6621 4060

e-mail: mara.gilardi[at]grupposandonato[dot]it

Genetic analysis and cell cultures for regenerative medicine, 2D and 3D vascularized in vitro bone models for both in vitro oncology studies and future clinical application as bone substitutes. Cloning, protein expression and purification.

Master degree in industrial biotechnology, Bicocca University of Milan (2013)
High school chemical biology Graduate, IPSIA Fiocchi Institute of Lecco (2006)


03/09/2014 Simone Bersini wins the Best Presentation Award at ESB 2014
We are proud to announce that CTE-Lab PhD student Simone Bersini is the winner of the Best Presentation Award of the European Society of Biomaterials for the work “Generation of 3D functional microvas
03/06/2014 Meet us at TERMIS-EU 2014 in Genova (10-14 Jun)!
01/05/2014 Simone Bersini will spend 4 months at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology
We are happy to announce that CTE-Lab PhD student Simone Bersini will spend 4 months at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology in the lab headed by Prof. Roger D. Kamm
10/04/2014 Meet us at OARSI 2014 in Paris (24-27 Apr)!
03/03/2014 Mara Gilardi awarded with a six-month scholarship for MIT
We are proud to announce that CTE-Lab PhD student Mara Gilardi has been awarded with a scholarship from the Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lombardia (Progetto Professionalità Ivano Becchi) to spend six