Ilaria Baldassarri

PhD Student

A chemical engineer by formation, Ilaria graduated magna cum laude from the University of Padova (M.Sc. '21) after carrying out her Master’s thesis project in Dr. Molly Stevens’ lab at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. Here, she studied the micro and nanoscale fabrication of self-assembled biomaterials ranging from peptide gels to lipid nanoparticles. This research built on the microfluidic competences she acquired during her undergrad internship in Dr. Elisa Cimetta’s lab at the University of Padova (B.Sc. '19). Ilaria is now thrilled to have joined the GVN lab as a PhD student to advance in the field of tissue engineering.

While figuring out where to nurture her love for the outdoors, she cannot wait to enjoy NYC’s cultural offer hopping from one concert hall to another!