This is the website of the Mechanobiology group led by Dr. Manuela T. Raimondi, PI of several ERC-funded research projects based at Polytechnic University in Milano, Italy. 

Brief profile of the PI: Manuela T. Raimondi

Dr. Manuela T. Raimondi received her five-year Laurea in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 and her PhD in Bioengineering in 2000 from Polytechnic University in Milano, Italy. Here, she is a Full Professor of Bioengineering in the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “G. Natta”. She teaches the course “Technologies for Regenerative Medicine” in the Biomedical Engineering graduate program. Dr. Raimondi is the founder and Director of the Mechanobiology group, the Mechanobiology Lab and the Interdepartmental Live Cell Imaging lab. She has invented cutting-edge tools for cell modelling, ranging from engineered stem cell niches, to millifluidic organoids-on-chip, to miniaturized imaging windows implantable sub-cute  in vivo. Her platforms are commercialized by her start-up, MOAB srl. Her research is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), the European Commission (EC), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs). Since September 2020, she resides in Philadelphia (PA, USA) for a one-year appointment as a visiting professor of Bioengineering at the Gottardi’s Bioengineering and Biomaterials Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dept. of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine and Dept. of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania.

Photo by Gerald Bruneau, courtesy of Fondazione Bracco and Centro Diagnostico Italiano.