Nina Cortese is a post-doctoral fellow at IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital. Her research is focused on studying the biology and clinical relevance of macrophages in solid tumors, with a specific focus on pancreatic and colorectal cancer.
She obtained her PhD in Immunology and Immunopathology from the Open University. During her PhD, she trained one year at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), where she gained experience on the role of tissue resident macrophages in physiological contexts. In her post-doctoral training, she dedicated her efforts to dissecting the heterogeneity of tumor-associated macrophages and their prognostic relevance in colorectal liver metastases.
Her current research project is aimed at understanding the interaction of macrophages with anticancer strategies to define novel immune biomarkers of clinical outcome.