Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Marco Cordani


Marco Cordani, PhD, studied molecular biology at the University of Parma and obtained his PhD degree at the University of Verona. During his career he worked at Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Madrid, in the lab of Prof. Miguel Angel del Pozo. He obtained his PhD at the University of Verona, Italy, in the lab of Prof. Massimo Donadelli, working on a project addressed to characterize the molecular mechanisms by which oncogenic mutant p53 isoforms exert their control on cell proliferation, chemoresistance, metabolic and oxidative stress regulation. In 2017, he came back at Madrid, where he performed a postdoctoral training at Autonomous University of Madrid directed by Prof. Gema Moreno-Bueno. Currently, he is postdoctoral researcher IMDEA Nanociencia, Madrid. He is involved in different projects where nanomaterials are applied to the human health, particularly, novel drug delivery systems against human cancers.


Dr. Milagros Castellanos


Milagros Castellanos studied Biology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In 2011 she obtained her Ph.D. at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid under the guidance of Prof. Mauricio García Mateu (CBMSO). She worked in the structural, thermal and mechanical properties of viruses and their impact in the viral function and future nanotechnological applications. In 2013 she moved to Prof. Víctor Muñoz’s lab (CNB-IMDEA Nanosciece), where participate as a “Juan de la Cierva” posdoc in several projects individually or in collaboration. Her research mainly focused on biophysical characterization of protein-DNA interactions, protein folding and amyloids’ structural-functional relationship. Currently she joined Dr. Álvaro Somoza’s group (IMDEA Nanoscience) as a Postdoctoral researcher participating in several projects which aims the successful application of cutting-edge nanobiotools for the detection and treatment of several diseases such as cancer.

Dr. Sonia Romero

Dr. Sonia Romero studied Chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. There she also developed her Doctoral Thesis in the Organic Chemistry department funded by a FPU fellowship, under the supervision of Dr. David González in an ERC Starting Grant project. Her research focused on the development of novel self-assembled nanostructures based on the DNA architecture, in the molecular materials and nanotechnology fields. Sonia Romero defended her Thesis in December 2018 obtaining International Mention, and achieving Cum Laude qualification. Previously, she carried a predoctoral stay in the group of Dr. Hanadi F. Sleiman in Canada, developing covalent chromophoric polymers. In 2019 she joined the group of Dr. Álvaro Somoza (IMDEA Nanociencia) as a postdoctoral researcher. Currently, her interest is in the preparation of modified oligonucleotides and nanoparticles for biological applications for the detection and treatment of diverse diseases such as cancer.