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Dr. Caterina Pipino

Dr. Caterina Pipino
Vascular and Stem Cell Biology
Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences University

Biography :

Caterina Pipino is a postdoctoral fellow at the Vascular and Stem Cell Biology lab of the University of Chieti-Pescara, directed by Professor Assunta Pandolfi. She earned her Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (2008) and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science (2013) at the University of Chieti. During her PhD she spent 18 months at University College of London in the laboratory of Stem Cells and Regenerative medicine directed by Dr. Paolo De Coppi. The primary long-term goal of her research is focused on stem cells and tissue engineering by trying to find new modalities for the treatment of bone-related diseases. She is specifically focused on perinatal stem cells, such as amniotic fluid stem cells, as an innovative source that could be stored in banks and used for therapies and in research, a viable alternative to the limited embryonic stem cells. She is also interested in generating induced Pluripotent Stem Cells as an in vitro model to study the mechanism of disease and test new drugs.

Research Interest :

Aligned with her interests in stem cell biology is the study of vascular complications associated with diabetes using various cellular models. Currently, she is working at Joslin Diabetes Center, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, carrying out a collaborative project.