Group Members

Enza Di Gregorio

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Pharmaceutical and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Torino
MSc Molecular Biotechnology, University of Torino
office: +390116706476
email: enza.digregorio@unito.it

My research activity is mainly focused on ...

My research activity is mainly focused on the development of strategies for cells visualization by MRI (e.g. Hypotonic swelling, macropinocytosis, etc ...) upon loading of Gd−complexes and on the investigation of the intracellular fate of these complexes. Furthermore, she was involved in the study of the Gd−retention and accumulation in the body upon multiple administrations of clinically approved Gd−chelates. Finally, she is interested in the Relaxometric characterization of small molecules, supramolecular adducts and tissues and in the development of FFC-NMRD based methods for the the early diagnosis of diseases (e.g. breast cancer)

Chiara Furlan

PhD Student

MSc Molecular Biotechnology , University of Torino
office: +390116706476
email: chiara.furlan@unito.it

My project focuses on ...

My project focuses on Gadolinium retention in organs and tissues after the administration of Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents (GBCAs) in murine models. The main target of the research is to investigate causes and mechanisms behind this process, in order to avoid it.

Lorenzo Palagi

Research Fellow

MSc Chemistry, University of Torino
office: +39 0116706476
email: lorenzo.palagi@edu.unito.it

My research focuses on ...

My research focuses on synthesis and characterization of contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. I am involved in the GADOPLUS project titled "Preclinical and clinical development of Gadoplus, a high relaxivity contrast agent for magnetic resonance".

Sandra Atlante

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Epigenetics, Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main
MSc Drug Science and Technology, University of Torino
office: +39 0116706499
email: sandra.atlas@yahoo.it

My research focuses on ...

My research focuses on developing analytical methods (ICP-MS, HPLC-MS and relaxometric) for the study of the phenomena related to Gadolinium (Gd) retention in vivo, following multiple administration of Gd-based contrast agents.

Louise Tear

Postdoctoral Fellow

DPhil Biomedical Imaging, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
office: +39 0116706454
email: lrtear05@googlemail.com

My research focuses on ...

My research focuses on pre-clinical and clinical development of high relaxivity magnetic resonance contrast agents. Relaxometric and structural characterisation of complexes with gadolinium and other lanthanides, with the aim to identify and understand their molecular characteristics.