Gianna Di Sario
Location: DIBIT2 A3, Floor 3, Room 10
Researcher, Innovation Lab
Gianna Di Sario is a researcher with a multidisciplinary background, going from immunology to microbiology, working at the Center for Omics Sciences. Her current studies focus on isolation and characterization of circulating tumor cells, from liquid biopsies of oncologic patients.
She holds a BSC in Biological Sciences, a MSc in Medical, Molecular and Nutritional Biology and in 2017, she received a Ph.D. in Life Sciences, Health and Biotechnology from the University of Urbino. Since her Ph.D. project was on investigating the effect of C. jejuni virulence factors in human cells (e.g. autophagy, apoptosis and endoplasmic reticulum stress), in 2016 she moved to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (London, U.K.) to study the activation of the Unfolded Protein Response during bacterial infections.
In 2018 she started her first Post Doc at the UCL School of Pharmacy (London, U.K.) and within a collaboration with the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Oxford, she investigated the mechanisms of complement (C’) system-mediated bacterial killing and the basis of C' resistance in K. pneumoniae and E. coli infections.
In 2020, she returned to Italy and started a Post-Doc in Immunology at the University of Verona where she investigated the role of common myeloid progenitors (cMoPs) in cancer progression.