During my undergraduate degree in Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Trento, Italy, I first came in contact with the fascinating topic of regenerative medicine. In order to pursue this scientific interest I continued my education in The Netherlands, where I earned a Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. During that time I worked on different research projects at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.
In October 2015 I joined the Division of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery as a PhD student working on cartilage repair and regeneration in osteoarthritis. My research project focuses on resident cartilage cells and stromal progenitors. Using a variety of cellular and molecular techniques, in both human and mouse, I am studying the immunomodulation of chondrocytes by mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) and how some novel Wnt and TGFb regulators are involved in these cell population in MSCs and chondroprogenitors.
Key publications and talks
Albiero A, Birch MA , McCaskie A. Chondrocytes influence chondrogenic differentiation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells differently depending on the zonal origin within human articular cartilage. European Orthopaedic Research Society (Sept 2017)
Cleary M, Narcisi R, Albiero A, Jenner F, de Kroon L, Koevoet WJLM, Brama PAJ, van Osch GJVM.(2017) Dynamic Regulation of TWIST1 Expression During Chondrogenic Differentiation of Human Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Stem Cells and Development (Mar 2017).