Donatella Bulone was born in Licata, Italy, in 1957. She received her degree in physics (biophysics) from the University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy, in 1981. From 1984 to 2001, Bulone was a Researcher at National Research Council, Institute for the Interdisciplinary Applications of Physics (now Institute of Biophysics), and, in 2001, she became a Senior Research Associate. Her major research interests are molecular biophysics, sol-gel transition in protein and biopolymer solutions, biomolecular self-assembly, relation between gelation pathway and structural properties of gel, dynamic properties of polymers, polyelectrolytes, microemulsions, and colloids at dilute and semidilute concentration, dynamic and structural arrest in biomolecular solutions, protein folding, and characterization of gel matrices for controlled drug delivery or flavor release. Bulone was coauthor of a National Institute of Physics of Matter (INFM) patent “Diffrattografo ottico ad alta risoluzione spazio-temporale per scattering statico e dinamico,” Italian patent no. GE99A000040 registered on 14-04-1999. She serves as a Member of American Physical Society, Biophysical Society, and Italian Society of Biophysics.
Biography Updated on 2 October 2011