Massimo Saini, PhD

Prior to joining the Aceto lab, I have been Ph.D student and post-doc in the laboratories of Andreas Trumpp (DKFZ, Heidelberg) and Christina Scheel (HMGU, Munich) where I have worked to elucidate the importance of the Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) in primary CTCs as well as in clinical samples of metastatic cancers (e.g. see Lorentzen et al., Nature comm, 2018; Magnani et al., Nature Genetics 2017; Baccelli et al., Nature Biotech 2013). Previously I have worked as pre-doctoral fellow and master student in the lab of Luigi Naldini (Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy, Milan). I have received my education in medical biotechnology from the San Raffaele University of Milan (M. Sc) and from the University of Brescia (B. Sc) in Italy.