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. Zulay Pardo-Botero
Zulay D. Pardo-Botero obtained her Ph.D. at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid under the guidance of Prof. Antonio Herrera Fernández and Roberto Martínez-Álvarez using the facilities of the CAI de RMN y EPR of the same institution. Her work was focused on the developed and optimization of Ultrafast NMR pulse sequences, to monitor dynamic systems like organic reactions in real time, providing reaction mechanisms. In 2016 she joined IMDEA Nanoscience as a research staff, where perform several roles. She is responsible of the NMR spectroscopy laboratory, incharge of the implementation of Nano-materials Caracterization Laboratory under GLP guidance and involved in the synthesis and characterization of connectors for nanoparticles functionalization in the NanoBiotecnology Research Group of Prof. Álvaro Somoza.