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#TalentiUniSR: Samuele Ferrari

01 July 2020
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A UniSR course of study that led him to a prestigious publication as the first author on Nature Biotechnology: this is Samuele Ferrari, our former Biotechnology student and now PhD student at the International Research Doctorate in Molecular Medicine UniSR. Samuele is carrying out his PhD experience at SR-TIGET (San Raffaele-Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy) in the research unit of "Gene transfer technologies and new gene therapy strategies" directed by Prof. Luigi Naldini, a professionally educational and stimulating path, that "from a human point of view gave me the opportunity to make many friends and meet many guys from all over the world who I have shared unique moments with".

Name

Samuele Ferrari

Your University studies

Why you enrolled at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Because I was fascinated by the idea of ​​studying Medical Biotechnology at a prestigious University, where I could be offered the concrete opportunity to attend educational workshops and to come into close contact with the research world carried out at high levels

What opportunities our University has given you

From a scientific point of view, it gave me the opportunity to acquire a very well-structured training in the biomedical field and to perform exciting stages and internships at SR-TIGET in the “Gene transfer technologies and new gene therapy strategies” Research Unit headed by Prof. Naldini. From a human point of view, it has given me the chance to make new friends and meet many people from all over the world who I have shared unique moments and experiences with

What you currently deal with

We are currently trying to implement and optimize "genome editing" strategies, i.e., targeted modification of the genome, in order to correct DNA mutations capable of causing serious genetic diseases of the hematopoietic system. The results of our latest work (carried out by a fantastic team of researchers) have just been published in the international journal Nature Biotechnology

The main strength of the education provided by San Raffaele

Undoubtedly the main strength lies in having as authentic Professors who are "top players" of Science! This guarantees a high level training, deepened and updated to the latest discoveries of the scientific world

Your best quality

Stubborness and determination in reaching at any cost a predetermined goal

Favorite quote

“Only those who can’t say it’s impossible”

Your dream

I would need a sabbatical year but... I would like to to completely travel the "Sentiero Italia", a 7,000 km trek that crosses our whole country!

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