Sara Di Girolamo

PhD in Experimental Neuroscience, she is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Experimental Neurology Unit (ENU) laboratory at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

University of Milano – Bicocca
U8 Building – 1st floor – Room 1034
Via Cadore, 48
20900 – Monza (MB)


Born in 1993, in 2016 she achieved the bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and in 2019 the master’s degree in Biology at the University of Milano-Bicocca. In 2019, she won a fellowship at the Research Unit of San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, performing in vivo electrophysiological, behavioral, histological and tDCS techniques on Multiple Sclerosis mouse models (EAE).
In 2024, she got the PhD in Experimental Neuroscience at the University of Milano-Bicocca, performing ex vivo and in vitro electrophysiological techniques and the manipulation of bioengineered nanoparticles.
Currently, she is a postdoc in the ENU laboratory at the University of Milano-Bicocca and she works on the IonNerve project financed by the Cariplo foundation. She studies the peripheral neurotoxicity induced by chemotherapeutic drugs, investigating the underlying pathological mechanisms through neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, molecular biology and live-imaging techniques.

• “InExpose and vivoFlow system: advances in Refinement and Reduction.” S. Di Girolamo, G. Terribile, G. A. Sancini. Biomedical science and engineering. 2023. Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 25.
• “DIRECT AND INDIRECT AIR POLLUTION EFFECTS ON SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION LINKED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE.” Sara Di Girolamo, Giulia Terribile, Paolo Spaiardi, Gerardo Biella, Silvia Sesana, Francesca Re, Giulio Sancini. IBRO Neuroscience Reports. 2023. Volume 15, Supplement 1, Page S221.
• “The fantastic voyage of solid lipid nanoparticles from the lung to the brain: non‐invasive tomographic imaging as a feasible refinement process.” G. Terribile, S. Di Girolamo, E. Donzelli, F. Re, P. Gasco, G. Sancini. Biomedical science and engineering. 2023. Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 11.