Angelica Critelli

I.R.C.C.S. Ospedale San Raffaele Clinical Partner Team Member

Angelica Critelli was born in Milan and raised in the hilly green area, called Brianza, located north of Milan. Her parents were born and spent their first childhood’s years in the South of Italy in late ‘60s, and later moved in a city near Milan. She was raised with funny stories about settling down in such different realities from which she learnt empathy and kindness are important qualities in any kind of relationships. 

Curiosity has always been part of her, as she remembered asking her mom as a child why “the pill” (Paracetamol) made her feel better when sick. Since young, she has always been fascinated by science, in particular biology and chemistry, thus she decided to pursue this interest becoming a Biotechnologist and later specializing in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Milan-Bicocca.  

During her studies and trainings, she discovered a particular interest in pathology and biomedical sciences, thus she decided to work as a researcher on translation projects, aiming to experience the connection between scientific research and patients’ needs.  

During her experience as a researcher on a joint thyroid-related project between the Hospital Istituto Auxologico Italiano (Milan) and the multiethnic scientific institute Human Technopole (Milan), she realized the clinical research field could allow her to feel even more the connection with patients by collaborating with a clinical staff in clinical studies, aiming to improve the clinical practice in a patient-centered perspective.  

For this reason, she attended a specialized course in Clinical Research and recently joined San Raffaele Hospital’s Breast Unit as Study Coordinator.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement number 101057389