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Giana Vitale

Post-Bac Fellow Optical Microscopy and Analysis Laboratory

Background

Giana Vitale graduated from the University of Miami magna cum laude with a B.S in Biomedical Engineering. As an undergraduate, she designed and implemented a microfluidic chip that produced a gradient of signaling molecules to differentiate inner ear organoids. At OMAL, Giana is investigating how hypoxic gradients influence epithelial-mesenchymal transition and the behavior of cancer stem cells in an in vitro model of the tumor microenvironment of triple negative breast cancer.