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Dr Paola Aguiari


 

TECAS-ITN Investigator

 

Current Appointments /Affiliations

 

Dept. of Cardiologic, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua, Italy 

 

Education

 

Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Molecular Oncology, University of Ferrara, March 2nd, 2008

 

Biological Sciences Degree, University of Ferrara, July 15th, 2004

 

Research Experiences

 

Post-Doctoral fellow at Prof. Gerosa’s lab, Dept. of Cardiologic, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padova, Italy. 2009 – present

 

Research fellow at Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CA, USA. November – December 2009, October – December 2010

 

PhD student at Professor Rizzuto’s lab, Dept. of Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, Section of General pathology, University of Ferrara, Italy. 2005 – 2008 Student at Dept. of

 

Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, Section of genetics, University of Ferrara, Italy. 2002 – 2004

 

Main Research Activities

 

Dr. Aguiari, during her PhD on the laboratory of the Prof. R. Rizzuto, worked on the adipogenic differentiation of stem cells from skeletal muscle driven by high glucose levels, and she got new insights about the mechanism promoting the weight gain consequent to type II Diabetes. As Post Doc on the laboratory of Prof. G. Gerosa, Dr. Aguiari is at present working on heart valve tissue engineering, in order to create novel viable, autologous and available bioprostheses. Dr. Aguiari as Research Fellow at Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has explored the possibility of stem cells from amniotic fluid as a new source of stem cells for heart valve tissue engineering and the interactions between stem cells and heart valve extracellular matrix. Current projects regard the hydrodynamic behavior of aortic valve decellularized with different protocols and the repopulation of decellularized heart valve leaflets with different sources of autologous cells.

 

email: paola.aguiari(at)unipd.it


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TECAS-ITN End-of-Network Conference

 Padua, November 28-30, 2016

The TECAS-ITN European Doctoral Academy in Regenerative Engineering, is organising the End-of-Network Conference in Padua, Italy.


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