DFSSN

Dipartimento di
Farmacia e Scienze della Salute e della Nutrizione
Dipartimento di Eccellenza L. 232/2016

  • Dipartimento di Farmacia e Scienze della Salute e della Nutrizione

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catia MORELLI, PhD

 

professional Experience

2020 to present: Assistant Professor (RTDb) in Clinical Pathology (MED/05), DFSSN, UNICAL

2014-present: Co-founder and managing consultant at NanoSiliCal Devices Srl (Spin-off Company of the DFSSN, UNICAL)

2011-2020: Laboratory technician (scientific and data processing area) at the DFSSN, UNICAL

2006-2011: Post-doctoral Research fellow in General Pathology (MED/04), DFSSN, UNICAL

2003-2006: PhD student in “Cellular Biochemistry and Drug Action in Oncology”, DFSSN, UNICAL

1999-2003: Research  Fellow at the Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia (PA), USA, Prof. Eva Surmacz’s laboratory

1998-2003: Resident in Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Pharmacy, UNICAL

education

2006: Ph.D in “Cellular Biochemistry and Drug Action in Oncology”, UNICAL

2003: Residency in Clinical Pathology, UNICAL

1998: Bachelor Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies (with honours), Faculty of Pharmacy, UNICAL  

managerial/Department Role

Member of the Technology Transfer/Spin-off Commission of the DFSSN, UNICAL, set up within the scope of the activities related to the "Department of Excellence" Project (funded pursuant to Law 232/2016)

research Fields

A.     Main Research Interest

·  Growth factor signaling in solid tumors and metastasis

·  Growth factor/steroid hormone cross-talk in hormone-dependent tumors;

·  Growth factors signaling proteins as markers of breast cancer progression;

·  Role of Forkhead Box transcription factor 3a (FoxO3a) in the tumorigenesis and progression of breast cancer;

·  Mechanisms of Resistance to Endocrine Therapy in breast cancer

·  Multifunctional Mesoporous silica nanoparticles as innovative devices for targeted therapy.

Publications

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9407-0805

Scopus Author ID: 7006584362

(https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7006584362)

teaching Activity

2020-present: Clinical Pathology, Inter-University Degree Course in Healthcare Assistance, DFSSN, Magna Grecia University of Catanzaro-UNICAL

2016-present: Adjunct Professor of General Pathology, Residency in Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry, DFSSN, UNICAL

2016-present: Adjunct Professor of Molecular Biology, Residency in Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry, DFSSN, UNICAL

2013: Adjunct Professor of "Eating Disorders", TFA (Active Instructive Internship) 2011-2012 – Food Science, Class 57/A).

Teaching Unit