Laura de Girolamo, PhD, Research Fellow for 2016. She was born and grew up in Italy, where she received her MSc in Biology and Ph.D from the University of Milan.
She is currently the Director of the Orthopaedic Biotechnology Laboratory of the Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute in Milan. She has a long-lasting experience and a broad background on mesenchymal stem cells and their use for the treatment of musculoskeletal pathologies. Her main research interests include the study of mesenchymal stem cells for cartilage and tendon regeneration, and of cell delivery systems aimed to improve cell activity and clinical therapeutic potential.
She will spend her time with CRC collaborating to ongoing pre-clinical and clinical studies involving the use of both autologous and allogenic mesenchymal stem cells.
After completion of this research period, she will move back to Milan where, in addition to resume her research activity, she will assume the role of President of the Research Committee of the Italian Knee Surgery Arthroscopy Sports and Cartilage Society (SIGASCOT) and President of the Basic Science Committee of the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA).