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Dr. Rosanna Avola
University of Catania,Italy
Rosanna Avola was born in Enna, Italy, in 1985. She received a master’s degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies, University of Catania, Italy, in 2013. In 2017, she received the Ph.D. degrees in neuroscience from the University of Catania, Italy. In 2019, she received the second-level Professional Master's Programmes in Drug Regulatory Affairs. From 2017, she held a number of qualified academic tutor and research posts, including a research fellowship at the University of Catania, Italy. In 2018, she managed to get her own research fellowship at the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry, National Research Council (C.N.R.), Catania, Italy. She is interested in many research topics including The biology and therapeutic potential of Stem Cells, the generation of in vitro cell culture models of inflammation and neurodegeneration, the evaluation of the cellular mechanisms and their modulation by nutraceutical compounds in physiological and pathophysiological in vitro models. Much of her scientific production is based on the evaluation of the expression profile of aquaporins (AQPs) and the knowledge on stem cells biology with special attention to the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells from adipose tissue. Her current research interests include the design of nanostructured systems useful in the delivery of molecules of biological relevance and the characterization of natural or synthetic compounds in complex natural matrices.
Research Interest :
-Study and assessment on the biology of mesenchymal stem cells and their differentiation and maturation potential.
-Analysis of markers and activation mechanisms during chondrogenic, adipogenic and neurogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells.
Analysis of marker and /or pathways associated with the neuroinflammatory disease with particular regard to aquaporins.
Expression profile of aquaporins.
Analysis of preservation of homeostasis, at a cellular and molecular level, in the contest of the changes mediated by the inflammatory and neurological process.
Production and standardization of in vitro cell culture models to study the biological activity and the mechanisms of action of herbal drugs and natural compounds.