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Cancer Research

Dr. Maria Muccioli

Main Areas of Expertise Cancer, immunology, embryonic development Secondary Areas of Expertise Autoimmune diseases (in particular multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes) Biography I hold a B.S. degree in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. My research interests span several disciplines, including cancer, immunology, development, and autoimmune diseases. As a graduate student, I investigated the immunobiology of ovarian and breast cancer in vitro and in vivo. As a postdoctoral researcher at the Ohio State University, I focused on studying how folate and folic acid can influence the mechanisms driving neural tube closure in murine models of embryogenesis. During my postdoctoral appointment at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, I gained experience in the identification and functional characterization of microRNAs that regulate the development and progression of multiple sclerosis. I have always greatly enjoyed the scientific writing and editing process in composing and revising manuscripts and grant proposals. Qualifications PhD Molecular and Cellular Biology, Ohio University (Athens, OH, USA) BS Biochemistry, Suffolk University (Boston, MA, USA) Current Activity Adjunct Faculty (Stratford University Online); Contract Science Editor