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Personal profile

Dr. Taraballi earned her B.S. in Biological Sciences and her M.S. in Biochemistry at University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy. After another M.S. in Structural Biochemistry, she earned her Ph.D. in Nanostructures and Nanotechnologies from a joint program of the Materials Science Department of University of Milan - Bicocca with the Lawrence National Berkeley Laboratory (LBNL) in 2009.

Dr. Taraballi is currently an Assistant Professor at the Center for Musculoskeletal Regeneration at Houston Methodist Research Institute affiliated to the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Taraballi's research is focused on the development of smart biomaterials, both injectable and implantable, to target the immune system toward tissue restoration. Her main research area of interest is to develop new therapies and devices for articular cartilage repair.

Research interests

  • Materials fabrication and functionalization to promote cells' survival and differentiation in cartilage repair
  • Materials fabrication and functionalization to enhance immunemodulatories capabilities of mesenchymal stem cells from different sources
  • Development of smart biomaterials to tune the immune system
  • Synthesis and functionalization of micro and nanoparticles for immunemodulation
  • Synthesis and functionalization of nanoparticles for targeted cancer drug delivery

Research Area Keywords

  • Nanomedicine
  • Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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Research Output

Acute physiologic effects of performing yoga in the heat on energy expenditure, range of motion, and inflammatory biomarkers

Lambert, B. S., Miller, K. E., Delgado, D. A., Chaliki, K., Lee, J., Bauza, G., Taraballi, F., Dong, D., Tasciotti, E., Harris, J. D. & McCulloch, P., Jan 1 2020, In : International Journal of Exercise Science. 13, 3, p. 802-817 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Cell Membrane-Based Biomimetic Nanoparticles and the Immune System: Immunomodulatory Interactions to Therapeutic Applications

    Sushnitha, M., Evangelopoulos, M., Tasciotti, E. & Taraballi, F., Jun 17 2020, In : Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 8, 627.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access

    Electrospun anti-inflammatory patch loaded with essential oils for wound healing

    García-Salinas, S., Evangelopoulos, M., Gámez-Herrera, E., Arruebo, M., Irusta, S., Taraballi, F., Mendoza, G. & Tasciotti, E., Mar 15 2020, In : International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 577, 119067.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Endosomal Escape of Polymer-Coated Silica Nanoparticles in Endothelial Cells

    Parodi, A., Evangelopoulos, M., Arrighetti, N., Cevenini, A., Livingston, M., Khaled, S. Z., Brown, B. S., Yazdi, I. K., Paradiso, F., Campa-Carranza, J. N., De Vita, A., Taraballi, F. & Tasciotti, E., Sep 1 2020, In : Small. 16, 36, 1907693.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Enhanced In Vivo Vascularization of 3D-Printed Cell Encapsulation Device Using Platelet-Rich Plasma and Mesenchymal Stem Cells

    Paez-Mayorga, J., Capuani, S., Farina, M., Lotito, M. L., Niles, J. A., Salazar, H. F., Rhudy, J., Esnaola, L., Chua, C. Y. X., Taraballi, F., Corradetti, B., Shelton, K. A., Nehete, P. N., Nichols, J. E. & Grattoni, A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Advanced Healthcare Materials.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

    Best Presentation Award

    Taraballi, Francesca (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • ON-ICRS Research Fellowship 2018

    Taraballi, Francesca (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively