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Carla Renata Arciola

Full Professor

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences

Academic discipline: MED/05 Clinical Pathology

Head of Scuola di Specializzazione Patologia Clinica e Biochimica Clinica (DI 68/2015)

Curriculum vitae

Carla Renata Arciola Present position: Full Professor of Clinical Pathology. Director of the Research Laboratory on Pathology of Implant Infections at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna. Director of the Research Laboratory on Immunorheumatology and Tissue rigeneration at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna.

Studies: Studies in the Classic Licei L. Costa of La Spezia, G. Parini of Milan and Arnaldo of Brescia. Degree in Medicine and Surgery cum laude, University of Milan and Naples. Specialization in Ophthalmology,  cum laude , University of Modena and Bologna. Degree in Bioengineering, cum laude , University of Bologna. Specialization in Clinical Pathology for Laboratory Management, University of Modena. PhD in Experimental Pathology, University of Bologna.

Previous professional positions: Merck Sharp & Dohme Award for young researchers for the experimental study "Testing biocompatibility of implant materials by cell cultures from ocular tissues". From 1986 to 1989 she was Medical Researcher in the Laboratory on the Biocompatibility of Implant Materials of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute. From 1989 to 2005 she was Assistant-Director, vice-Director and Director of the Rizzoli Research Laboratory on Biocompatibility of Implant Materials. Since 2000 she is the Head of the Research Unit on Implant Infections of the Rizzoli National Orthopaedic Institute. On 2000 she gained the title of Associate Professor at the University of Parma, Faculty of Medicine. Since 2002 she was Associate Professor of General Pathology, at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bologna. She is Full Professor of Clinical Pathology and of Pathology and Physiopathology for medical students, member of the Academic Board of the PhD Course on Experimental Pathology of the University of Bologna and Professor of General Pathology in the post-graduate Specialization Schools on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and on Dermatology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bologna.

She was National Coordinator of Research Projects funded by the Health Ministry: (i) National Coordinator of the Research Project Molecular interactions between opportunistic bacteria and biomaterials in the pathogenesis of periprosthetic infections (1999-2001), for which project she coordinated Four Research Units from IRCCS, Universities and Istituto Superiore di Sanità; (ii) National Coordinator of the Research Project Pathogenesis and molecular epidemiology of implant infections and prevention strategies (2002-2005), for which project she coordinated Ten Research Units from IRCCS and Universities; (iii) National Coordinator of the Research Project Opportunistic bacteria responsible for orthopaedic implant-related infections. New strategies for gene and molecular therapy (2006-2010), for which project she coordinated Seven Research Units from IRCCS, Universities and Istituto Superiore di Sanità. EU funding programmes, Project 725827 POR-FESR 2014-2020: “New nanostructured antibacterial films for applications in the biomedical field”. Co-PI of the Project (with PI the Scientific Director of IOR). Project 725827 POR-FESR 2014-2020, Research Unit “Evaluation of bacterial adhesion on new nanostructured films”. PI of the Research Unit.

She was Associate Editor of Biomaterials and Guest Editor of the Special Issue “Focus on Implant Infections” of the Int J Artif Organs and of the Special Issue "Anti-infective Materials in Medicine and Technology" of Materials.

Referee of more than forty international Journals quoted in Journal Citation Reports .

Member of international scientific evaluation boards: “France's National Research Agency”, “Swiss National Science Foundation”, “Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, China”, “French Research Funding Agency, action: "Laboratories of Excellence" (Labex)”,“Framework Programme of the European Community”.

Research Lines: Pathology of implant associated infection; Biocompatibility of implant materials; Implant pathology and tissue engineering; Molecular pathology of orthopedic diseases. She is Author of 270 printed publications, including book chapters and 170 journal publications quoted in ISI, PubMed, ToxLine.

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