PhD Students - Research Project

XXXV ciclo

PhD Student
Title of the Research Project


Prof.ssa Susanna Esposito Dr. Jacques Bauer (VIFOR) Cross-talks of human immune system and microbiota: state-of-the art and clinical applications


Prof.ssa Susanna Esposito Dott. Maurizio Confalonieri (SANOFI) Meningococcus disease in Italy: an epidemiological and immunological study of meningococcus disease incidence and prevalence in Italian population of adolescents and adults. An analysis of main serotypes circulation by age group


Prof. Vico Valentini Avv. Francesco Paolo Micozzi Legal and ethical implications of using Artificial Intelligence in health care
DI IACOVO Nicola Prof. Giuseppe Servillo   New molecular partners in proliferation control HOPS-dependent

D'ONOFRIO Fiorella

Prof.ssa Luigina Romani   Role of NO in the regulation of NLRP3 by Type I IFNs
FREGUJA Riccardo Prof.ssa Susanna Esposito Dott. Federico Marchetti (GlaxoSmithKline S.p.A.) Effectiveness of the multicomponent meningococcal serogroup B vaccine (4CMenB) in real world contexts: a review of real-life experiences
MONARCA Lorenzo Prof.ssa Roberta Spaccapelo Dott. Bernard Fioretti Pharmacological screening for new therapeutic approaches in host-parasite relationship. 


Prof.ssa Barbara Cellini   Biochemical characterization of Vitamin B6-dependent enzymes involved in genetic, infectious and immune diseases and identification of new therapeutic strategies.
PARISI Salvatore Roberto Prof.ssa Susanna Esposito Dott. Maurizio Confalonieri (SANOFI) Molecular epidemiology of RSV surveillance
ROSSINI Sofia Prof.ssa Ursula Grohmann   Modulation of immunoregulatory IDO1 in cancer: a new perspective for an effective anti-tumor immunotherapy.
TOMAINO Kostanza Prof. Andrea Sassi   Data Protection, public heath and scientific research: protection of individual rights or pubblic interest?

XXXIV ciclo

PhD Student
Title of the Research Project

CORVI Daniele

Prof. Andrea Sassi  Therapeutic cloning: ethical chimera or new legal-scientific frontier?
GUCCIARDINO Michela Anna Prof. Roberta Spaccapelo    Transgenic expression of potential anti-parasitic Aspergillus niger Glucose Oxidase in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae
LASTIK Dominika Prof. Roberta Spaccapelo
MARGUERIE Flavien Prof. Vincenzo Nicola Talesa Dott.ssa Katia Fettucciari  Involvement of cysteine proteases in enhanced susceptibility to apoptosis of Clostridium difficile toxin B-intoxicated Enteric Glial Cells induced by TNFα and IFNγ synergism
MOHAPATRA Amitabikram Prof. Roberta Spaccapelo Dott.ssa Emilia Nunzi  Differential Gene Expression Of Mus musculus MAST cell treated with 3IALD
ORECCHINI Elena Dott.ssa Ciriana Orabona    The role of non-enzymatic function of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase in cancer
PADIGLIONI Eleonora Prof.ssa Francesca Fallarino Dott.ssa Francesca De Franco (azienda TES Pharma S.r.l.)  The orphan nuclear receptor Nr2f6 as a novel regulator of immune responses
SILVESTRI Ettore Prof.ssa Susanna Esposito    Evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy and potential clinical usefulness of a diagnostic tool based on the host response to differentiate between bacterial and viral etiologies in pediatric patients presenting in the emergency room with respiratory tract infections and fever of unknown origin

XXXIII ciclo

PhD Student
Title of the Research Project
BIANCHINI Sonia Prof. Susanna Esposito Immunogenicity, safety and tolerability of Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine +/- Probiotics in Children with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)
MANDARANO Martina Prof. Maria Laura Belladonna Prof. Angelo Sidoni Prognostic and predictive significance of the interactions between immunomodulating molecules and tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in human Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).
PAZZAGLI Lucia Prof. Roberta Spaccapelo Developing of a blood-stage malaria vaccine based on genetically attenuated sporozoites
PROIETTI Elisa Prof. Ursula Grohmann Prof. Maikel Peppelenbosch Arginine and Tryptophan metabolism in inflammatory bowel disease
SCOPETTI Damiano Prof. Luigina Romani Prof. Giuseppe Servillo HOPS in the inflammatory process for modulation of the Senescence Associated Secretory Phenotype (SASP)
VUKASINOVIC Aleksandra Prof. Giuglielmo Sorci Prof.ssa Francesca Riuzzi Role of the Receptor for Advanced Glycation End-products and its ligands in cancer-induced muscle wasting (cachexia)

XXXII ciclo

PhD Student
Title of the Research Project
CORNELI Sara Prof. Giovanni Luca  Dott.ssa Francesca Mancuso  Sertoli cells as potential agents against mycobacterial infections
PANFILI Eleonora Prof. Maria Laura Belladonna Dott.ssa Claudia Volpi  Characterization of the immunomodulatory activity of the enzyme IDO2
POLI Giulia Prof. Luigina Romani Prof. Stefano Brancorsini  Role of inflammasome-related genes in immunotherapeutic treatment of bladder cancer
RAGONESE Francesco Prof. Rosario Francesco Donato  Dott. Cataldo Arcuri  Effect of Silver Nanoparticles on U251 glioblastoma cell line