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Prof Giulio Cossu
Rockefeller Building
21 University Street
Tel: 02076796947
  • Honorary Professor
  • Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Div of Biosciences
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
2008-2011: Director, Division of Regenerative Medicine, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan

2005-2011: Professor of Histology and Embryology,  Department of Biology, University  of Milan

2000-2008: Director of the “Stem Cell Research Institute”, San Raffaele, Milan.

2003-2006: Scientific Director of the San Raffaele Biomedical Science Park of Rome.

1999-2005: Professor of Histology and  Embryology,  II° Medical School, University  of Rome "La Sapienza"

1994-1999: Professor, Dept. of Histology and Medical Embryology, II° Medical School, University  of  Rome "La Sapienza"

1993-1994: Visiting Professor. Dept. of Molecular  Biology, Istitut Pasteur, Paris

1986-1993: Associate Professor, Dept. of Histology and Medical Embryology, University  of Rome  "La Sapienza"

1983-1986: Researcher, Institute of Histology, University  of Rome "La Sapienza"
1980-1983: USPHS  Fogarty Fellow Wistar Institute,  University of Pennsylvania

1978-1980: CNR Fellow, Institute of Histology, University  of Rome "La Sapienza"

Research Summary
Giulio Cossu has a long lasting interest in the field of muscle cell and developmental biology. He discovered the myogenic potential of a bone-marrow derived, circulating progenitor cell (Ferrari et al., Science 1998). He identified a novel population of vessel associated stem cell, the mesoangioblasts (Minasi et al. Development 2002; Dellavalle et al. Nature Cell Biol. 9, 255, 2007) that proved effective in the treatment of a mouse and dog models of muscular dystrophy (Sampaolesi et al. Science, 2003; Sampaolesi et al. Nature, 2006; Gargioli et al. Nature Medicine, 2008). He is the PI of the first clinical trial with donor stem cells for muscular dystrophy.

Teaching Summary
Teaching activities:

2009 - 2011: Developmental,Biology; Differentiation and Cell Therapy; Bioethics.
2005 – 2009: Cellular and Molecular Pathology; Stem Cells; Bioethics.
1995 - 2005: Histology and Embryology, Medical School.
1996 - 2005 : Histology and Embryology, Post-graduate Medical Specialty Schools in Cardiology, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
1996 - : Seminars in Graduate and post-Graduate Schools. 

01-JAN-2012 Professor of Human Stem Cell Biology Cell and Developmental Biology University College London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2008 – 30-SEP-2011 Director Regenerative Medicine San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
01-NOV-2005 – 31-DEC-2011 Professor of Histology and Embryology Biology University of Milan, Italy
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