Lucia Speroni, Ph.D.
Scientific Writer and Editor | University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida
Write and edit scientific manuscripts in the field of cancer epigenetics.
Manage seven teams to meet publication deadlines.
Create visual content for scientific publications and presentations.
Prepare NIH grant proposals.
Manage Shiekhattar Lab website and generate content for social media.
Scoping and generation of executive summaries on strategies for assessing chemical hazard, exposure, and risk under REACH (EU) and domestic regulatory agencies (U.S. FDA).
Research Associate | Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, MA
Prepared IRB protocols for research study of breast epithelial-stromal interactions using breast tissue from donors. Wrote and submitted renewals and amendments.
Developed breakthrough assay to identify potential breast carcinogens.
Postdoctoral Associate | Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, MA
Developed a 3D culture model to study the action of hormones on the breast.
Trained postdoctoral fellows at the University of Ulster, UK to establish tissue culture facility and live imaging of cells.
Selected Publications in Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journals as Researcher
(Total of 14)
Speroni L, Voutilainen M, Mikkola ML, Klager SA, Schaeberle CM, Sonnenschein C, Soto AM. New insights into fetal mammary gland morphogenesis: differential effects of natural and environmental estrogens. Sci Rep. 2017 Jan 19; 7:40806. Press release on Endocrine News.
Speroni L*, Paulose T*, Sonnenschein C, Soto AM. Estrogens in the wrong place at the wrong time: Fetal BPA exposure and mammary cancer. *Contributed equally. Reprod Toxicol. 2015 Jul; 54:58-65.
Bustuoabad Oscar D., Bustuoabad Victoria, Speroni Lucia. Cancer is not the problem: It is only an answer. First edition, Kindle Direct Publishing, 2019.
Recent Book Chapters
(Total of 4)
Speroni L, Schaeberle CM, Sonnenschein C, Soto AM. “Mammary Gland Development.” Encyclopedia of Reproduction, edited by Michael K. Skinner, Elsevier, 2018, pp. 786-792.
Selected Science Communication Publications
¿Por qué Marjory Stoneman Douglas? In Página 12, one of top ten newspapers in circulation in Argentina. November 29, 2018.
Science and Conservation Blogs
Microplastics causing deep trouble in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. In New Nature, the youth nature magazine, winner of the UK Blog Awards 2018. February 2018.
Fishy plastics, the ingredient left behind. Plásticos nadando y un ingrediente invisible (Spanish). In The Problem with Plastic. July 2017.
Recent Public Speaking and Outreach (Florida)
REEF. Marine debris: impacts and solutions. April 23, 2019
Frost Science Museum. Protect our Species event. Everglades conservation. April 19, 2019
World Economic Forum-Global Shapers Miami. Plastics and climate change. November 14, 2018
Frost Science Museum. Meet the Scientist event. Microplastics. April 20, 201
Ocean Conservation Work
Debris Free Oceans (Miami, FL)
Science Advisor. Grant writer. Educator at science and community events.
Coral Restoration Foundation (Key Largo, FL)
Maintenance of coral nursery and outplanting in reef. Lead volunteers to outplant corals at annual event to restore coral reefs.
Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium (Newport, RI)
Educated visitors at aquarium exhibits and bilingual High School Education Program.
Scientific Diver; Florida Keys Community College, 2018
Ph.D. in Basic and Applied Sciences; National University of Quilmes (UNQ), Argentina, 2004-2009
B.Sc. in Biotechnology with Major in Molecular Genetics; UNQ, Argentina, 1997-2002
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Science Superhero
American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) - Scientific Diver
Native Spanish. Fluent English.