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Dr Silvia Dragoni
Institute of Ophthalmology
United Kingdom
Tel: 02076084067
  • Research Associate
  • Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Research Summary
Throughout my career my research has focused on studying endothelial cells in physiological and pathological conditions and the regulatory role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF).
During my PhD I focused on VEGF-induced calcium signals in Endothelial Progenitor Cells (EPCs) and their alteration in the vasculature of cancer patients. 
As a post-doc I was initially involved in completing a study on the regulation of transendothelial migration of immune cells by endothelial MAP kinases.
More recently, I have focused on VEGF-induced leakage at blood-brain and blood-retinal barriers. Current studies involve the production of novel VEGF receptor ligands which will allow us to distinguish between physiologically important receptor configurations. 
Teaching Summary

2008 - 2010: Tutor of human anatomy for BSc students at the University of Pavia, Italy – 20 hours of teaching/year

Academic Background
2014 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Physiology Universita degli Studi di Pavia
2010 MSc Master of Science – Experimental Biology Universita degli Studi di Pavia
2008 BSc Bachelor of Science – Biological Sciences Universita degli Studi di Pavia
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