Marina Dukhinova received her diploma in cell biology from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. She then moved to Hong Kong, where she fulfilled PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences and worked in neuroinflammation. Her scientific career in immunology continued in Hong Kong and Naples (Italian Institute of Technology). Her interests are associated with immunity and cell-cell interactions. In particular, she studies and develops the tools for modulation of microenvironment with non-genetic mechanisms and nanomaterials for scientific, medical and technological applications.