Serena Danti is Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy. She received a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pisa in 2003. In 2006, she was a visiting research associate at the Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX and in 2007 received a PhD in Health Technologies from the Center for Excellence in Computer Assisted Surgery (ENDOCAS), Medicine&Surgery Faculty, University of Pisa. Dr. Danti was a postdoc fellow at the Center for the Clinical Use of Stem Cells and at the Otorhinolaryngology Unit, Department of Neurosciences/Surgical, Medical and Molecular Pathology, University of Pisa. She is currently Team Leader at OtoLab (Cisanello Hospital, Pisa) and Affiliate Researcher at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA. Her research interest relies on smart biomaterial approaches for pathology resolution, in particular ear.