Alice Bertero

Post Doc

Research Lines

Functional Neuroimaging




Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 34



10/01/2009–09/22/2011 Advance Degree Course in Medical, Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology (summa cum laude) - Research in Molecular Biomedicine. Libera Università Vita Salute San Raffaele. Italy. Thesis: BACE1 translational control: a possible role for eIF4B (in Italian).

10/01/2006-07/28/2009 Degree Course in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (summa cum laude). Libera Università Vita Salute San Raffaele. Italy. Thesis: The strange case of Botulinum Neurotoxin A: from deadly venom to the first ally for doctors and scientists (in Italian)


Scientific Career:

From 01/11/2012           PhD student (Nano-toxicology and Neuro-immunology) University of Pisa (Pisa, Italy) Dep. of Biology

01/02/2012-10/01/2012  Internship student (Nano-toxicology and Gene/Drug Delivery) Center for Nanotechnology Innovation, IIT@NEST Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, (Pisa, Italy)

09/06/2010-11/30/2011  2nd level undergraduate student (Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology) Free University Vita-Salute San Raffaele (Milano, Italy). Cellular Neurophysiology Unit.

09/03/2008-09/30/2008  1st level undergraduate student (Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology) Neuroscience Institute, CNR (Pisa, Italy). Neurophysiology Unit.


Selected Publications

2013 Bertero A, Boni A, Gemmi M, Gagliardi M, Bifone A, Bardi G. Surface functionalization regulates PAMAM dendrimer toxicity on Blood Brain Barrier cells and the modulation of key inflammatory receptors on microglia. Nanotoxicology. 2013 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]

2014  Gamucci O, Bertero A, Malvindi MA, Sabella S, Pompa PP, Mazzolai B, Bardi G. Detection of fluorescent nanoparticle interactions with primary immune cell subpopulations by flow cytometry. J Vis Exp. 2014 Mar 28;(85). doi: 10.3791/51345.

2014 Gamucci O, Bertero A, Gagliardi MC, Bardi G. Biomedical Nanoparticles: Overview of Their Surface Immune-Compatibility. Coatings 2014, 4, 139-159; doi:10.3390/coatings4010139