Gene and neural stem cell therapy for LSD
Location: DIBIT1 A2, Floor 2, Room 22
Group leader, Gene and neural stem cell therapy for LSD Unit
Angela Gritti has a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Milan, where she also specialized in Toxicology. After a short experience abroad at the Foothills Hospital of Calgary (Canada), where she took part at the first studies on adult neural stem cells, she returned to Italy and obtained her PhD from the University of Turin. At present, Angela Gritti coordinates a research laboratory at SR-Tiget studying lysosomal storage disorders (such as metachromatic leukodystrophy, Krabbe disease and GM2 gangliosidosis), aiming at understanding their pathological mechanisms and investigating effective gene and cell therapy strategies to treat them.
2006 PhD program in Basic sciences and veterinary biotechnology, University of Turin, Italy
1996 Specialty in Toxicology, University of Milan, Italy
1990 Master degree in Biological Sciences (summa cum laude), University of Milan, Italy
2006-present Group Leader, Unit of Gene/Neural Stem Cell Therapy for Lysosomal storage diseases, Ospedale San Raffaele (OSR), San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (SR-Tiget).
2019-present Coordinator and associate professor, Histology course, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Master degree in Medicine and Surgery and International MD program, Univ. Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
2016-present Lecturer, course “Organellar Pathology”, School of Medicine, Univ. Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Master degree in Medical, Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology. Topic: “Lysosomes: a multifunctional organelle”
2001-2005 Group leader (tenure track from 2004), Stem Cell Research Institute (SCRI; Dir. Giulio Cossu), Ospedale San Raffaele (OSR), Milan, Italy
2000 Fellow, American Spinal Cord Society
1996-1999 Research Scientist, Neuropharmacology, National Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy
1995-1996 Senior fellow, Neuropharmacology, National Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy
1992 Visiting scientist, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Supervisor Prof. Samuel Weiss)
1991-1994 Junior fellow, Neuropharmacology, National Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy
Publications in peer-reviewed journals: 73
Book chapters: 7
Total citations (from 1996; excluding self-citations): 8460
H index: 33