Serena Tricarico

Dr.  Tricarico , Serena

Telephone: 
+39 050 88 3396
Fax: 
+39 050 88 3399

Post Doctoral Fellow

About Me: 

http://sssa.marinerobotics.it/people/s.tricarico.php

Education

UNIVERSITY OF MILAN - Milan, Italy

PhD in Animal Biology, 2013

MARCHE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY - Ancona, Italy

MS in Marine Biology, 2009

BS in Biology, 2007

Research experience

SCUOLA SUPERIORE SANT’ANNA, THE BIOROBOTICS INSTITUTE – Pisa, Italy

Post doctoral fellow, 2013 to Present

Characterization of the sea-urchin locomotor activity

INEB (INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA BIOMEDICA) – Porto, Portugal

Visiting researcher, February 2012 - August 2012

Characterization of the sea-urchin Mutable Collagenous Tissues

ARPA (REGIONAL AGENCY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION) PUGLIA - Bari, Italy

Post degree training, September - December 2009

Monitoring study of the phytoplanctonic and zooplanctonic components of the inshore waters

CNR-ISMAR (NATIONAL CENTER OF RESEARCH - INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE) - Ancona, Italy

Oceanographic Campaign on the boat N/O "G. Dalla Porta", September 2008 - October 2008

Electroacoustic evaluation of the abundance and distribution of small pelagic fishes in the Adriatic Sea in relationship with environmental data

Teaching experience

UNIVERSITY OF MILAN - Milan, Italy

Professorship assistance - Zoology theoretical & practical lessons

November 2010 - January 2011, November 2011 - January 2012, November 2012- December 2012

Co-tutor thesis and student support:

• 2010-2011 Master degree student Stefano Magni: Caratterizzazione biochimica ed ultrastrutturale del collagene di un tessuto connettivo mutabile (MCT): la membrana peristomiale di Paracentrotus lividus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea)

• 2010-2011 Master degree student Francesco Ferrara: Caratterizzazione biomolecolare della proteina tensilina negli echinoidei

• 2010 Bachelor degree student Valentina Seralvo: Estrazione e quantificazione del collagene dei tessuti connettivi mutabili (MCT) di Paracentrotus lividus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea)

MARCHE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY - Ancona, Italy

Professorship assistance - Comparative Anatomy theoretical & practical lessons

November 2008 - May 2009

Technical skills and competences

Light, Transmission and Scanning electron microscopy, Immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence techniques, Histological staining techniques, wide experience in a broad range of Biochemical techniques and Biomolecular methods, SDS-PAGE and Western Blot analysis, PCR, In Situ Hybridization analysis, Protein production in E. coli, Ion exchange chromatography, Rheometer analysis

PADI Rescue Diver License, Aquarium Maintenance Specialist

Windows, Word, Excel, Power point, Adobe Photoshop, SPSS, Graph PAD Prism


Selected Publications: 

S. Tricarico, F. Giorgio Serchi, C. Laschi
The spontaneous locomotion of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus as an example of Correlated Random Walk
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (submitted)

I. Wilkie, D. Fassini, E. Cullorà, A. Barbaglio, S. Tricarico, M. Sugni, L. Del Giacco, M. D. Candia Carnevali
Mechanical properties of the compass depressors of the sea-urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Echinodermata, Echinoidea) and the effects of enzymes, neurotransmitters and synthetic tensilin-like protein
PLoS ONE 2015, 10(3): e0120339. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120339

Barbaglio A., Tricarico S., Ribeiro A., Di Benedetto C., Barbato M., Dessì D., Fugnanesi V., Magni S., Mosca F., Sugni M., Bonasoro F., Barbosa M., Wilkie I.C., Candia Carnevali M.D.
Ultrastructural and biochemical characterization of mechanically adaptable collagenous structures in the edible sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus
Zoology, 2015 (in press)

Sugni M., Barbaglio A., Tricarico S., Di Benedetto C., Fassini D., Wilkie I. C., Bonasoro F., Candia Carnevali M.D.
Glycosaminoglycans in the mutability phenomena of echinoderm connective tissues
75° Congresso Unione Zoologica Italiana, 22 - 25 settembre 2014, Bari, Italy

Sugni M., Fassini D., Barbaglio A., Biressi A., Di Benedetto C., Tricarico S., Bonasoro F., Wilkie I. C., Candia Carnevali M.D.
Comparing dynamic connective tissue in echinoderms and sponges: morphological and mechanical aspects and environmental sensitivity
Marine Environmental Research 2014, vol 93 pages123-132

Barbaglio A., Tricarico S., Di Benedetto C., Fassini D., Lima A.P., Ribeiro A., Ribeiro C.C., Sugni M., Wilkie I.C., Barbosa M., Candia Carnevali M.D.
Sea urchins and mechanically adaptable connective tissues: alternative sources for biomaterial design
European Journal Of Histochemistry 2013, vol 57 supplement 2 pag 7
33rd National Meeting Of The Italian Society For The Study Of Connective Tissues (SISC), 3-4 October 2013, Pavia, Italy

Barbaglio A., Tricarico S., Di Benedetto C., Fassini D., Lima A.P., Ribeiro A., Ribeiro C.C., Sugni M., Bonasoro F., Wilkie I., Barbosa M., Candia Carnevali M.D.
The smart connective tissue of echinoderms: a materializing promise for biotech applications
Cahiers de Biologie Marine 2013, vol54 issue 4 pages 713-720
14th International Echinoderm Conference, August 2012, Brussels, Belgium

Tricarico S., Barbaglio A., Burlini N., Del Giacco L., Ghilardi A., Sugni M., Di Benedetto C., Bonasoro F., Wilkie I.C., Candia Carnevali M.D.
New insights into the mutable collagenous tissue of Paracentrotus lividus : preliminary results
Zoosymposia, 7:1, December 2012, Kroh, A. & Reich, M. (eds.) Echinoderm Research 2010: Proceedings of the Seventh European Conference on Echinoderms, pp. 279-285.
7th European Echinoderm Conference, 2-9 October 2010, Göttingen, Germany

Sugni M., Barbaglio A., Barbosa M., Bonasoro F., Di Benedetto C., Fassini D., Lima A.P., Ribeiro A., Ribeiro C.C., Tricarico S., Wilkie I., Candia Carnevali M.D.
Innovative biomimetic materials from echinoderms: recent results and applied perspectives
5th Bilateral Seminar Italy-Japan, 27-28 November 2012, Palermo, Italy

Barbaglio A., Tricarico S., Ribeiro A., Ribeiro C., Sugni M., Di Benedetto C., Wilkie I.C., Barbosa M., Bonasoro F., Candia Carnevali M.D.
The mechanically adaptive connective tissue of echinoderms: Its potential for bio-innovation in applied technology and ecology
Marine Environmental Research 2012, vol 76 pages 108–113

Barbaglio A., Tricarico S., Ribeiro A., Di Benedetto C., Fassini D., Sugni M., Ribeiro C., Carrilho S., Lima A. P., Bacchetta R., Barbosa M.A., Wilkie I.C., Candia Carnevali M.D.
The smart sea urchin: towards innovative biomimetic matrices for tissue engineering
3rd Marine Board Forum “New Technologies for a Blue Future”, April 2012, Brussels, Belgium

Ribeiro A.R., Barbaglio A., Sugni M., Di Benedetto C., Lima A.P., Tricarico S., Oliveira M.J., Ribeiro C., Candia Carnevali M.D., Wilkie I., Barbosa M.
New insights into mutable collagenous tissues: an inspiring model for tissue regeneration
9th World Biomaterials Congress, 1-5 June, 2012, Chengdu, China

Sugni M., Bacchetta R., Barbaglio A., Barbosa M.A., Bonasoro F., Di Benedetto C., Lima A.P., Ribeiro A.R., Ribeiro C.C., Silva F., Tricarico S., Wilkie I., Candia Carnevali M.D.
Learning from Nature: sea urchin tissues as a source of inspiration for biomaterial design. The MIMESIS project
Nanotechitaly, 23-25 Novembre 2011, Venezia, Italy

Barbaglio A., Tricarico S., Ribeiro A., Di Benedetto C., Sugni M., Bonasoro F., Barbosa M., Wilkie I., Candia Carnevali M.D.
Dynamic echinoderm collagenous tissue: inspiration for biomimetic substrates
3rd International Congress on Biohydrogels, 8-12 November 2011, Firenze, Italy

Tricarico S., Barbaglio A., Burlini N., Del Giacco L., Sugni M., Di Benedetto C., Bonasoro F., Candia Carnevali M.D.
Echinoderm Mutable Collagenous Tissue: bioactive matrix and molecules
IV Edizione della Scuola delle Sostanze Naturali e di Chimica Biorganica “Luigi Minale”, 5-9 Giugno 2011, Napoli, Italy

Tricarico S., Barbaglio A., Burlini N., Del Giacco L., Bonasoro F., Candia Carnevali M.D.
Echinoderms: new stars of the biomimetic approach
42° Congresso della Società Italiana di Biologia Marina, 23-28 May 2011, Olbia, Italy

Barbaglio A., Tricarico S., Ribeiro A., Sugni M., Wilkie I., Barbosa M., Bonasoro F., Candia Carnevali M.D.
The smart connective tissue of echinoderms: a promise for bio-innovation in applied technology and ecology.
4th bilateral seminar Italy-Japan, Physical and chemical impacts on marine organisms for conservation of biodiversity and sustainability, 24-27 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan

Tricarico S., Burlini N., Del Giacco L., Ghilardi A., Barbaglio A., Biressi A., Bonasoro F., Candia Carnevali M.D.
New insight into mutable collagenous tissue: work in progress and applied perspectives in Paracentrotus lividus
Workshop Internazionale “Conservazione e gestione del riccio di mare Paracentrotus lividus in Mediterraneo”, 8-9 October 2010, Palermo, Italy

Tricarico S., Burlini N., Del Giacco L., Ghilardi A., Barbaglio A., Bonasoro F., Candia Carnevali M.D.
Ultime novità nello studio dei tessuti connettivi mutabili (MCTs): un approccio biochimico e biomolecolare in Paracentrotus lividus
71° Congresso Unione Zoologica Italiana, 22-25 September 2010, Palermo, Italy

Tazioli S., Bo M., Di Camillo C.G., Tricarico S., Bavestrello G.
Ciclo vitale di Ephelota gemmipara (Hertwig, 1876) (Ciliophora, Suctoria) sull’idrozoo Eudendrium racemosum
Bollettino dei Musei e degli Istituti Biologici dell'Università di Genova, 71, pag 27 2009
70° Congresso Unione Zoologica Italiana, 21-24 September 2009, Rapallo (GE), Italy