Lucia Gemma Delogu
Dr. lucia gemma delogu Associate Professor Biological Sciences

Contact Information
lucia.delogu@ku.ac.ae

Biography

Lucia Gemma Delogu obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biology and Biotechnology in 2008 at the University of Sassari, Italy. She acquired her experience in Material Science, Immunology, and Nano biotechnology at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, USA), the Sanford-Burnham Institute (San Diego, USA), as postdoctoral fellow. She served the University of Sassari, Italy as Assistant Professor: She was recruited in 2019 and promoted to Associate Professor at the University of Padua, Italy where she is head of the ImmuneNanolaboratory. Moreover, she was visiting Professor at Technische Universität Dresden (Germany) and New York University Abu Dhabi (UAE). Prof. Delogu has been the Scientific Coordinator of four interdisciplinary European projects funded by the European Commission (G.-IMMUNOMICS, CARBO-IMMAP, SEE and MX-MAP) on the immune interactions of nanomaterials towards biomedical applications involving over 20 partners in Europe, the USA, and the Middle East in Academia and the Industry. She currently coordinates the project MX-Map on developing 2D materials MXenes for biomedical applications involving 14 Institutions, 11 countries, and two companies. Prof. Delogu obtained over 6M euros in sponsored research activities; she has received several awards, including the “Marie S. Curie Individual Fellow”, the “200 Young Best Talents of Italy 2011” from the Italian Ministry of Youth, and the “Bedside to Bench & Back Award” from the National Institutes of Health, USA. Since 2020, Prof. Delogu is in charge of the Italian chapter and a member of the road map working group of the Advanced Material Global Pandemic & Future Preparedness Taskforce (AMPT). She introduced the “NanoImmunity-by-design” concept and pioneered the use of high-dimensional single-cell approaches, including single-cell mass cytometry in the context of 2D materials and air pollutants.

Her works as a corresponding author appeared in major journals, including Advanced Materials, Nature Communications, Nano Today, and ACS Nano.

Cumulatively, her studies contribute to immunology, biomedicine, and material science.


Education
  • Ph.D. In biochemistry, biology and biotechnology, University of Sassari



Research
Research Interests
  • MXenes and 2D materials for biomedical applications
  • Interaction of 2D materials with the immune system
  • Impact of on the immune system of air pollution particulate matter and micro-plastics