Valentina received her BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California – Irvine. She conducted undergraduate research in the Bogi Andersen Laboratory where she studied the adhesion defect between the digit in the Grhl3-null embryo.
Most recently, she worked as a Research Associate at Organovo, a national leader in the design and development of functional human tissues using 3D bioprinting technology. Valentina worked in the Cell Core group at Organovo, where she provided cell services to all research and development teams, grew and maintained various primary mammalian cell types, and helped manage cell inventory. In addition, she supported other groups at Organovo, and supported the histology and therapeutics teams with ELISA assays and immunofluorescence stains.