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Viola Introini

Viola Introini


January 2016

Supervisor: Pietro Cicuta


  • Biological fluid mechanics
  • Malaria
  • Automation of optical microfluidic experiments

Key Publications

  1. S.N. Kariuki*, A. Marin-Menendez*, V. Introini*, B.J.Ravenhill, Y.-C. lin, A. Macharia, J. Makale, M.
    Tendwa, W. Nyamu, J. Kotar, M. Carrasquilla, J.A. Rowe, K. Rockett, D. Kwiatkowski, M.P. Weekes, P.
    Cicuta, T.N. Williams, J. C. Rayner. Red blood cell tension controls Plasmodium falciparum invasion and
    protects against severe malaria in the Dantu blood group, In review. Preprint.
  2. V. Introini*, A. Carciati*, G. Tomaiuolo, P. Cicuta, S. Guido. Endothelial glycocalyx regulates cytoad-
    herence in Plasmodium falciparum malaria, Journal of the Royal Society Interface 15: 20180773, 2018.
  3. V. Introini, A. J. Crick, T. Tiert, J. Kotar, Y.-C. Lin, P. Cicuta, V. L. Lew. Evidence against a role of
    elevated intracellular Ca2+ during Plasmodium falciparum preinvasion, Biophysical Journal 114(7), 1695-
    1706, 2018.