Lara is an Environmental Scientist with a solid drive to investigate the unknowns of chemical exposure and enhance model simulations to protect human health and the environment.
Before joining esqLABS, she worked at ECVAM in JRC on the grouping and reading across nanomaterials. She provided a case study following the framework on read across released by ECHA for submissions of chemicals dossiers within the REACH regulation. She also contributed to a similar topic in GRACIOUS (H2020 project, grant agreement No 760840) and other previous FP6 and FP7 projects. She also contributed to developing and applying modeling approaches to estimate environmental emissions and concentrations of environmental and emerging pollutants, including uncertainty analysis (Monte Carlo and sensitivity analysis).
Lara obtained her Ph.D. in Environmental Science at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and her supervisor was Prof. Antonio Marcomini. During her Ph.D., she spent eleven months at the Safety and Environmental Technology group at ETH Zürich, where she collaborated with Martin Scheringer, Matthew Macleod, and their team.