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Michele Tufano MS

Michele Tufano
  • Research Associate
Contact Information
  • mtufano [at]
  • (312) 355-2511
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
    1601 W. Taylor St.
    SPHPI MC 912
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:256

Michele Tufano is a Research Associate in Dr. Graziano Pinna’s laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry. He joined the lab in September 2019 to work on research projects investigating the role of neurosteroids in animal models of stress-induced behavioral dysfunction, including post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). On a track to start a graduate program in neuroscience, Michele is currently acquiring expertise on the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) methodology and molecular biology techniques. Part of his research commitments include the quantification of GABAergic neurosteroids in clinical samples from PTSD and depression patients.

He obtained an Honors Master at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, which included two research projects. The first dealt with RNA-Sequencing on bacterial populations. Later, he moved to the Genome Institute of Singapore (A*STAR) for his second research project that aimed to investigate the role of SNPs associated with chromosomal translocation in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. In 2016, Michele received a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of Rome, La Sapienza (Italy).