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)


12/12/2016 Mara Gilardi awarded with a FIRC Foundation annual scholarship for Moores Cancer Center (San Diego, CA, USA)
We are proud to announce that CTE-Lab PhD student Mara Gilardi has been awarded with a scholarship from the FIRC Foundation to spend one year at the Moores Cancer Center (UC San Diego Health Science,
08/12/2016 Meet us at TERMIS-AM 11, 14 December 2016 San Diego, CA, USA
American Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society 2016
13/05/2016 Meet us at TERMIS-EU 2016, 28 June - 1 July, 2016 Uppsala, Sweden
European Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society 2016
10/11/2015 Best Poster Award at Biofabrication 2015
We are proud to announce that the CTE-Lab, in collaboration with Yokohama National University, is the winner of the Best Poster Award of the Biofabrication Congress 2015 for the work “The surface desi
04/11/2015 Congratulations Simone Bersini!
We are proud to announce that CTE-Lab Post-Doc Simone Bersini has been awarded with the GNB Alberto Mazzoldi Doctoral Prize for the PhD Thesis entitled “Engineered Micro and Macroscale Human 3D Vascul