Associate Professor of Nephrology
Prof. Benedetta Bussolati obtained her medical degree at the University of Torino (Italy) and her PhD on Physiopathology of the Renal Insufficiency at the University of Parma (Italy). During her post-Doc she worked at the Laboratory of Vascular and Reproductive Physiopathology, directed by Prof. Asif. Ahmed, in Birmingham on the role of VEGF receptors and on hemeoxygenase. She was assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Torino from 2001 to 2004. She currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Nephrology at the University of Torino and director of a Research group at the Molecular Biotechnology Centre. She first identified in the human adult kidney a population of CD133+ resident progenitor cells (Bussolati et al, Am J Pathol. 2005) able to differentiate into epithelial and endothelial cells and characterized the mechanism of endothelial differentiation (vasculogenesis) by tumor stem cells (Bussolati et al. FASEB J. 2008, FASEB 2011). In addition, she identified the possibility to use exosomes/microvescicles derived from endothelial progenitor cells to induce angiogenesis (Blood 2007). Her main scientific interests are focused on stem cells derived bioproducts such as exosomes, as well as on tumor stem cells and tumor vasculogenesis.
I would like to offer my participation to the EVBO council as I strongly believe that the EVBO has the potential to promote the study of vascular biology by offering a platform to disseminate and share knowledge in the scientific field of vascular biology.
I would be interested in the development of the EVBO as a link for the vascular biology community through meeting organization, web-based facilities and young people training in Europe.