Tatiana Carrozzini


Tatiana Carrozzini was born on March 8, 1991. She has obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Ferrara and a Master’s degree in Experimental and Applied Biology at the University of Pavia, after a thesis’ internship in the field of tissue regeneration. For this thesis work, she spent four months at University of Warsaw to learn to use the electrospinning techniques that allowed her to produce nanofibers for tissue regeneration. Since November 2017, she is a PhD student in Neuroscience at the University of Milano-Bicocca, with a research project focused on the study of coffee extract action against oxidative stress.



Study of coffee extract action against oxidative stress

Track: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Tutor: Alessandra Bulbarelli

Oxidative stress is a pathological condition caused by the breakdown of the physiological equilibrium between the production and the elimination of oxidizing chemical species. The main cause of oxidative stress would seem to be pollution. In the recent past, air pollution has also been associated with diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), including stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and neurodevelopmental disorders. In an air polluted environment, a healthy diet with adequate intake of essential micronutrients may be essential to prevent the development of chronic diseases. Increased intake of antioxidants, as well as other anti-inflammatory nutrients, may attenuate air-pollution induced oxidative stress and inflammation, thereby providing a useful addition to current disease management strategies. The potential health and economic benefits of establishing non-pharmacological approaches (e.g., dietary supplementation) to disease management are enormous.

The aim of this study is to investigate the protective effects of phytocompounds, extracted from coffee seed processing waste, against oxidative stress that seems to be related to central nervous system (CNS) diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke.


In 2016, Tatiana spent four months ( March – June) at the Polytechnic University of Warsaw with the Erasmus Traineeship project through the University of Pavia. In this period she acquired the knowledge for the production of polymer nanofibers for tissue regeneration.


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