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Stefania D'Adamo

Research fellow

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences

Curriculum vitae

Postdoc researcher at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences. Her research focuses on the identification of key molecular mechanisms underlying the beneficial effect of diet-derived natural compounds in osteoarthritis and cardiovascular diseases

Personal information

Born on 19th June 1986 in Atessa (CH), Italy

Education

 Graduated in Molecular and Cellular Biology with full marks and distinction: 110/110 summa cum laude on 13th March 2012 at the University of Bologna. Achieved the Habilitation to biology profession during the first session of 2012 at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Obtained her PhD degree in Biochemical and Biotechnological Sciences on 3rd May 2016 at the University of Bologna.

Scientific activity

2016-to date Postdoc researcher at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna for the project: Spermidine as “DISEASE MODIFYING DRUG” in osteoarthritis

2015-2016 Research fellow at the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna for the project: Role of some microRNAs in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis

2014-2015 Visiting PhD student at the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA for the project: MiR155 targets autophagy in osteoarthritis

2013-2015 PhD scholar, Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italian Government for the project: Crucial role of miR9 and miR155 in in cartilage homeostasis and osteoarthritis pathology

2011-2012 Trainee for master degree at the Center for Applied Biomedical Research, St Orsola-Malpighi University-Hospital, Bologna, for the project: Role of Sorafenib in the prevention of Hepatocellular Carninoma in an experimental model of rat

2008 Trainee for bachelor degree at Virology and Microbiology Lab, St Orsola-Malpighi University-Hospital, Bologna, for the project: Placental-derived human mesenchymal stem cells premissivity to Herpes Simplex type-1 and to Herpes Simplex type-2

Teaching assistanship

Teaching Assistant in Metabolic and Molecular Biochemistry lessons, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Bologna

Supervisor for Bachelor thesis in the School of Biology, Dr. Rita Tellini

Awards and honors

Heritage Pride 2017 for the best publication of 2016 (MicroRNA-155 suppresses autophagy in chondrocytes by modulating expression of autophagy proteins Ostearthritis and Cartilage. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2016.01.005) received from Società Italiana di Biochimica e Biologia Molecolare.

Young Researcher Award for the quality and originality of research presented at 13th International Congress on Advances in Natural Medicines Nutraceuticals & Neurocognition 2017-Rome

Young Scientists Forum bursary for the participation at FEBS Congress 2017-Jerusalem

SIB 2015 bursary for the participation at FEBS Congress 2015-Berlin

SIB 2014 fellowship for training at TSRI, La Jolla, CA, USA

Marco Polo 2014 fellowship for training at TSRI, La Jolla, CA, USA

First prize in 2013-Professor Jerzy Popinigis’ Student Competition Award for the best presentation at 8th Forum on Oxidative Stress and Aging-13/06/2013

Reviewer activity

Editorial board member for 'Journal of Pathobiology and Physiology' and 'Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics'.

Referee for ‘Journal of Cellular Physiology’, ‘Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity’, ‘British Journal of Pharmacology’ and 'Drug Design, Development and Therapy during'.

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