PhD Students

Nagaia Ciacci

n.ciacciMaster Degree in Medical Biotechnologies, University of Sienna AY 2013-2014, defending a thesis in Microbiology: "Genotyping of capsular polysaccharide gene cluster of carbapenem resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates, collected in Italy".
PhD student in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Rome Tor Vergata. The PhD project deals with the study of bacteriophages as an alternative therapeutic treatment to antibiotics, to eradicate infections due to bacterial strains resistant to all the antibiotics used in clinical medicine.
She collaborates with all the activities of the laboratory of Microbiology, including the educational ones.

Pasquale Marmo

p.marmoMaster Degree in Biologia Sanitaria, University of Siena AY 2013-2014, defending a thesis in Microbiology: "Morphological and genetic characterization of bacteriophages with lytic activity against KPC-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae”. PhD student in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Rome Tor Vergata.
The PhD project deals with the study and characterization of Sphingomonas sp. MCT13, its ecological role and enzymatic activities with potential biotechnological application. Moreover it deals with the research of bacteriophages in environmental samples. He teams up with both of the teaching and research activities performed in the laboratory of Microbiology.

Nicoletta Perini

g.matteucciMaster Degree in Biological Sciences (Molecular Diagnostics and Biothecnology), University of Camerino, AY 2014-2015, defending a thesis in Molecular Archeological and Forensic Anthropology: "Gut microbiota of a Peruvian Inca mummy (11th century AD)”.
PhD student in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Rome Tor Vergata. The PhD project deals with the detection and characterization of biodeteriogens responsible for damaging of ancient scrolls from the cultural heritage.
She teams up with both of the teaching and research activities performed in the laboratory of Microbiology.