Current Lab Members

Monica Cipriani (MS student)
Email: mcipriani@sanfordburnham.org
Monica is testing chemically functionalized carbon nanotubes as chondrocyte-specific drug delivery systems in mouse models of osteoarthritis.

Cristiano Sacchetti (Visiting Post-doc)
Email: csacchetti@sanfordburnham.org
Cristiano is investigating the biodegradation and trafficking of intra-articularly injected carbon nanotubes.

Bengt Fadeel (Visiting Professor)
Email: bfadeel@sanfordburnham.org

Current Collaborators

Nunzio Bottini, MD, PhD (La Jolla Institue for Allergy and Immunology)
Lab site: http://www.liai.org/pages/bottinihome
Project Aim: to test nano-engineered particles as chondrocyte-specific drug delivery systems in animal models of osteoarthritis.

Bengt Fadeel, MD, PhD (Karolinska Institutet)
Lab site: http://ki.se/en/people/benfad
Project Aim: to unravel the molecular basis of the biodegradation of chemically functionalized carbon nanotubes.

Jose Luis Millan, PhD (Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute)
Lab site: http://labsites/centerandlabs/childrenshealth/millanlab/Pages/Home.aspx
Project Aim: to investigate the morphology of matrix vesicles to unravel the roles of specific biochemical pathways in skeletal mineralization.

Maurizio Pellecchia, PhD (Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute)
Lab site: http://www.sanfordburnham.org/labs/pellecchia/
Project Aim: to develop new polymeric scaffolds/nanoparticles for the fabrication of intra-articularly injectable drug delivery systems.

Alumni

Eliana Cozzoli (PhD student) - University of Rome Tor Vergata
Elisa Cirelli (PhD student) - University of Rome Tor Vergata
Luana Zerrillo (PhD student) - University of Camerino