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RAMONA DE LUCA

Research interests

In medicine, microbubbles in conjunction with ultrasounds have a great and challenging potential for treating cancer and neurodegenerative diseases (for instance, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The characterization of microbubbles transport in the blood stream represents a crucial effort to aid extravasation and sonoporation.The main aim of my research project is the experimental investigation of biphasic flow in synthetic blood vessel models.

@:  ramona.deluca@uniroma1.it


Work experience 

Post-doc researcher at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, October 2015 - Today 
Holder of the FIRC (the Italian Foundation for Cancer Research) fellowship at The Institute of Cancer Research & Royal Marsden Hospital, Department of Physics, Ultrasound and Optics Team, London (UK), June 2014 - May 2015 
PhD in Industrial Production Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Biomedical Instrumentation Team, 2011-2015 
Visiting worker at The Institute of Cancer Research & Royal Marsden Hospital, Department of Physics, Ultrasound and Optics Team, London (UK), July 2012 - July 2013 
Co-worker of the Biomedical Instrumentation Team, Mechanical and Thermal Measurements Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), 2007 - 2009


Funded/awarded projects

FIRC (the Italian Foundation for cancer research) Fellowship for abroad 2013 


Publications

  • Franco Marinozzi, Fabiano Bini, Annalisa De Paolis, Ramona De Luca, Andrea Marinozzi, Effects of the Hip Osteoarthritis on Mechanical Stimulation of Trabecular Bone: a Finite Element Study, J. Med. Biol. Eng. 2015
  • F. Marinozzi, A. De Paolis, R. De Luca, F. Bini, R. Bedini, A. Marinozzi , Stress and strain patterns in normal and osteoarthritic femur using finite element analysis, Computational Modelling of Objects Represented in Images: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications III, 2012 CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group