Dr. Gagliano is a Bioengineer with a PhD in Industrial Engineering at University of Padova (Italy). During her PhD, she joined the research group of Prof. Elvassore and in collaboration with Takahashi’s Lab (UTSW, USA) worked on developing different automated microfluidic platforms for temporarally controlling oscillatory patterns of metabolites and hormones, to investigate how metabolic cycles can influence biological rhythms (Gagliano et al, in press Nature Communication). She also developed an automated microfluidic platform to temporarily modulate the delivery of mRNAs during the reprogramming process (Luni L et al 2016) reaching efficiencies never reported before in generating both human (Gagliano O et al, 2019) and naïve (Giulitti S et al, 2018) iPSCs.
In 2019 she won the [email protected] Starting Grant (180.000 €) of 2 years, to build her own lab.
She is also coordinating the GICOVID grant from Fondazione Cariparo, aims at using organoids as a model for COVID- 19 infection.