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Postdoctoral Research Society of School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

The society organizes various events dedicated towards the professional development of the postdocs within Department of Pharmacy.  You can follow our events here. If you wish to join our society, please contact one of us. 

Dr. Valerio Todaro

President- PostDoc Research Society 

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

Research Interests: 

Valerio Todaro is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and postdocs representative at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin. Valerio works under the direction of Prof. Healy since April 2016.

 

Valerio obtained his BSc in pharmaceutical sciences from University of Parma, Italy. In March 2012, Valerio joined the Pharmaceutical Technology Group working under the direction of Prof. Cabral as a PhD candidates at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His PhD was focused on the development, characterization and biological evaluation of novel polysaccharide-based nanoparticles for the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis.

 

Valerio’s current focus is on synthesis of pharmaceutical co-crystals through manufacturing process implementation.

 

Valerio is a member of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, (AAPS).

 

Dr. Stefano Focaroli

Vice President - PostDoc Research Society

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

Research Interests: 

Stefano Focaroli is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Trinity College of Dublin at School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences since January 2017. Stefano completed his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Human Development and Movement Sciences (experimental Thesis: “Functional scaffold for chondrogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells”) at University of Bologna and his undergraduate studies in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (experimental thesis:”Low cost microfluidic chips: from design to validation”) at Perugia University.

 

His research interests lie in the area of concerning microfluidic chip production, drug delivery systems production, cell encapsulation, biomaterial development and mesenchymal stem cell differentiation. Drug delivery systems: production of micro and nanosystems by microfluidic and bulk approaches with particular attention to the mechanisms of formation. Microfluidic chip: production of low-cost chips by soft lithography approach using cost effective materials and instrumentation. Tissue engineering and stem cells: developing of biomaterials for mesenchymal stem cell differentiation into chondrogenic lineage.