Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University
Hi, I'm Olimpia, a French-Italian Biomedical Engineering student currently pursuing my Master's degree. I grew up in London, but completed my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University. Currently, I'm part of the lung team in the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, where we focus on understanding Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis/Lung model/Biomimetic mucus/Gold Nanorods
Fun Fact About Me
In my free time, I love playing tennis, as well as contributing to my community as an active member of the communications committee of EGSC.
Achievements of Interest
I co-authored a published research article titled, "Pathological Remodeling of Distal Lung Matrix in End-Stage Cystic Fibrosis Patients," contributing to a deeper understanding of the disease progression. I collaborated on a manuscript, "Lung-Mimetic Hydrofoam Sealant for the Treatment of Pulmonary Air Leaks," which offers an innovative solution to a common clinical challenge. Currently, I am leading a project focused on the development and production of gold nanorods, with the goal of mucus denaturation in the lungs for improved therapeutic delivery.