Martello Lab

Pluripotent Stem Cell Biology

People

Graziano Martello

Graziano Martello

Graziano earned a PhD in Genetics and Developmental Biology at the University of Padova and in 2010 moved to Cambridge University to study pluripotency in Austin Smith’s laboratory. In 2014 he moved back to Italy and established his independent research laboratory with the support of the Armenise-Harvard and Telethon foundation. When not busy thinking about pluripotent cells, Graziano likes to play the bass, listen to music and play board games with friends.

graziano.martello@unipd.it

Elena Carbognin

Elena Carbognin

Elena obtained her PhD in Genetics and Developmental Biology at the University of Padova. She then studied neurodegenerative diseases using Drosophila melanogaster as a model system at the University of Cambridge, UK. She joined the Martello lab as a postdoctoral researcher in 2014, where she investigates the molecular mechanisms conducting the exit from naive state in mouse embryonic stem cells. She has a passion for travelling and gourmet food.

elena.carbognin@unipd.it

Linda Diamante

Linda Diamante

Linda earned a bachelor's degree in Biotechnology and a master's Degree in Medical Biotechnologies at the University of Padova. She joined the Martello lab for her master's thesis in 2018, when she began to explore the crosstalk between metabolism and epigenetics in mouse embryonic stem cells. She started a PhD in Molecular Medicine in 2019, following up on the same research path. She is passionate about visual arts and criminology, and she enjoys playing volley.

linda.diamante@studenti.unipd.it

Anna Gambetta

Anna Gambetta

Anna graduated in Biotechnology at the University of Padova and carried out her Master's thesis at the Global Institute for Food Security (Canada) working on plant reproduction and evolutionary genomics. After graduation, she earned a scholarship at the Laboratory of Genomics for Breeding (DAFNAE department, University of Padova). She joined the Martello lab as a PhD student in Molecular Medicine in 2019. The aim of her research project is to discover novel therapeutic targets for a neurodegenerative disorder, the Huntington's disease, through a genome-wide screening in pluripotent stem cells followed by in vivo validation in Zebrafish and mouse models. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dogs, snowboarding and photography.

annamaria.gambetta@phd.unipd.it

Martina Chieregato

Martina Chieregato

Martina obtained her bachelor degree in Biotechnology at the University of Padova. She joined the Martello lab as a Master Student of Medical Biotechnologies. Here she studies the characterization of early differentiation in mES cells by using 3D in vitro models of self organization. She likes travelling, reading detective novels, dancing and listening to music.

martina.chieregato@studenti.unipd.it

Elena Guerzoni

Elena Guerzoni

Elena obtained her Bachelor degree in Biotechnology at the University of Bologna. She joined the Martello lab as a Master student of Molecular Biology in 2020, where she studies the role of Polycomb complexes in the differentiation of murine ES cells. She has a passion for photography and travelling.

elena.guerzoni@studenti.unipd.it

Sonia Amato

Sonia Amato

Sonia obtained her Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology at the University of Padova. She joined the Martello Lab as a Master student of Medical biotechnologies. Here she studies suppressor genes of mutant huntingtin toxicity in human neural progenitors. In her spare time, she loves cooking and reading books.

sonia.amato@studenti.unipd.it

Alumni

Andrea Drusin, Master student, 2020-2022 (now at Fidia Farmaceutici, Abano Terme, Italy)

Riccardo Massimiliano Betto, Ph.D. student, 2014-2017, PostDoc 2017-2021 (now at Futurlab, Padua, Italy)

Mattia Arboit, Post-doctoral fellow, 2016-2021 (now at Evotec, Verona, Italy)

Irene Zorzan, Ph.D student, 2014-2021 (now at Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK)

Marco Pellegrini, Post-doctoral fellow, 2014-2019 (now at UCL, London, UK)

Giorgia Ferlazzo, Ph.D. student, 2014-2019 (now at INGM, Milan, Italy)

Valentina Perrera, Post-doctoral fellow, 2017-2019 (now at SISSA, Trieste, Italy)

Silvia Angiolillo, master student, 2018-2019 (now at VIMM, Padua, Italy)

Cristina Malucelli, master student, 2017-2018 (now at COPAN WASP, Mantua, Italy)

Stefano Giulitti, Post-doctoral fellow,  2017-2018 (now at UNISMART, Padua, Italy)

Noemi Cannizzaro, graduate fellow, 2019-2020

Irene Paolucci, graduate fellow, 2019-2020