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Alejandra M. Petrilli Recognized for Four Decades of Expertise in Research Science

Alejandra M. Petrilli honored for her contributions to biomedical sciences and biomolecular research

Dr. Petrilli has earned recognition for her dedication and contributions to biomedical sciences, particularly her groundbreaking work on neurofibromatosis type 2.

    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL, April 17, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Alejandra M. Petrilli has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Petrilli is a highly regarded figure in the field of biomedical sciences, boasting a career spanning over four decades. Currently serving as a research scientist-postdoctoral researcher at AdventHealth since 2021, she has demonstrated remarkable dedication and made significant contributions to her research endeavors.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Petrilli served as an assistant scholar scientist at the University of Central Florida (UCF) from 2016 to 2021. Her tenure at UCF also included roles as a postdoctoral associate from 2014 to 2016 and a research assistant from 2008 to 2013, having initially joined as a graduate teaching assistant in 2007.

Before her involvement with the UCF, Dr. Petrilli held the position of biochemist in nuclear medicine at INVAP from 1987 to 1990. She began her journey in the field as a research and teaching assistant at Universidad de Buenos Aires from 1983 to 1987.

Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Petrilli has earned recognition for her dedication and contributions to biomedical sciences, particularly her groundbreaking work on neurofibromatosis type 2. Her efforts include testing multiple potential treatment candidates for vestibular schwannomas and creating human cell lines that have greatly advanced drug recovery efforts for the disease.

Dr. Petrilli's educational background has provided a solid foundation for her professional achievements. She earned a master's degree in biomedical sciences from UCF in 2010, followed by a PhD in biomedical sciences from the same institution in 2013. Prior to her instruction in the U.S., she earned a master's degree in biochemistry from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1987.

Continuing her pursuit of knowledge in the field, Dr. Petrilli acquired certifications in biomedical research basics and completed the CITI Good Clinical Practice course through the CITI Program in 2024. Additionally, she completed coursework in interpersonal communication through LinkedIn in 2021 and obtained a foundation in project management from in 2017.

In light of her impressive undertakings, Dr. Petrilli has been honored with accolades such as the graduate student award for outstanding dissertation from UCF College of Medicine in 2014 and the Young Investigator Award from Children's Tumor Foundation in 2011. She is also an accomplished author, having published articles in various professional journals. She attributes her success to her resilience and passion for science, coupled with the unwavering support of her parents.

In addition to her scientific achievements, Dr. Petrilli finds fulfillment in her hobbies of playing the piano and oil painting. Looking ahead, she is eager to further advance extra cellular vesicles research and core services at AdventHealth. Her overarching objective is to identify biomarkers for diagnosing or tracking the progression of diabetes and continue to make meaningful contributions to medical science and patient care.

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