Principal Investigator: Massimo Bottini, PhD
Biosketch: Dr. Massimo Bottini obtained his PhD from the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Rome, Italy) in 2004. Between 2004 and 2006 he received postdoctoral training at the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute in Tomas Mustelin’s laboratory, where he worked on the development of new silica- and carbon-based nanoparticles for biomedical applications. In 2006 he joined Robert Liddington’s laboratory as a Staff Scientist, where he gained expertise on force spectroscopy of single molecules. He was recruited as an Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2009 and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute in 2012. He was a recipient of the John Vaughan Scholarship from the Arthritis National Research Foundation in 2011 and 2012.
Research interests: The Bottini lab at SBMRI is focused on the development of new therapies for arthritis using nanotechnology-based approaches.
Teaching interests: Dr. Bottini teaches the Nanomedicine course at the University of Rome Tor Vergata School of Engineering.