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Estella Rao

Research staff

10/2019-to date: Post Doc Fellowship at CNR-IBF, Palermo 03/2018-09/2019: Research Fellowship at CNR-IBF, Palermo 2017: PhD in “Molecular Medicine and Biotechnology”, University of Palermo 05-12/2016: Training period as “Jr Specialist” at “Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics”, University of California, Irvine 09-12/2014: Fellowship, University of Palermo 02-08/2014: Fellowship, University of Palermo 2013: Master’s Degree in Physics, University of Palermo 2007: Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, University of Palermo



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- Location Palermo

Research interests:

- Cell-based technologies and bioactives for research and innovation (Cell-Tech Hub)

Key publications:

Nanoalgosomes: Introducing extracellular vesicles produced by microalgae Adamo et al., Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, 2021, 10(6), e12081

Agarose/?-carrageenan-based hydrogel film enriched with natural plant extracts for the treatment of cutaneous wounds Ditta et al., International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2020, 164, pp. 2818–2830

Water extract of cryphaea heteromalla (Hedw.) d. mohr bryophyte as a natural powerful source of biologically active compounds Provenzano et al., International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2019, 20(22), 5560

Recombinant mussel protein Pvfp-5?: A potential tissue bioadhesive Santonocito et al., Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2019, 294(34), pp. 12826–12835

Comparison between iMSD and 2D-pCF analysis for molecular motion studies on in vivo cells: The case of the epidermal growth factor receptor Malacrida, L., Rao, E., Gratton, E. Methods, 2018, 140-141, pp. 74–84