Antonella Marrocco

Title and Affiliation

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Environmental Health
Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology

Contact Info

Cell Phone:  3042760095
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Short Bio

Antonella completed her Medical Degree (2008) and Occupational Medicine School of Residency (2015) at the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli (Italy). During the residency training she also served as Visiting Resident at Occupational Medicine School of Residency, West Virginia University and as Guest Researcher at CDC/NIOSH Health Effects Laboratory Division, Allergen and Clinical Immunology Branch (ACIB) in Immuno-toxicology and Hazard Identification laboratory (Morgantown, WV). Her residency dissertation work focused on the toxicological effects of silica and diesel exhaust co-exposure at the hydraulic fracturing sites in United States.

Antonella completed her Ph.D. in Environmental and Occupational Health at the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, in June 2020. Her doctoral study focused on the alteration of CCSP expression at the broncho-alveolar duct junction and macrophages metabolic reprogramming in the development of silica-induced pulmonary inflammation and fibrosis.

Antonella joined Dr. Philip Demokritou’s Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology in the Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences group in June 2020 as a postdoctoral fellow to study the impact of engineered nanoparticles, as well as emissions from e-cigarettes on the lung.

Research Interests

  • Impact of engineered nanoparticles on the lung.
  • Lung toxicity of nanoparticles generated from e-cigarettes