Mario Cannas holds M.D. degree and serves as the Scientist responsible for the Research Unit of the Human Anatomy Laboratory; he is full professor of human anatomy. The research activities during the last years have involved medical aspects oriented principally toward biocompatibility and tissue engineering fields; observations have been conducted on the adhesion and behavior of primary and stable cell lines (as endothelial cells, staminal cells, fibroblasts, and osteoblasts) in several static and dynamic experimental conditions and on different substrata of possible surgical use and in the presence of different growth factors. Also some studies on the morphological and histochemical characteristics of the new formed preimplantation tissue have been conducted, along with cutaneous substitutes. His laboratory has also two bioreactors and other facilities, and it is involved principally in the different aspects of tissue engineering area (cardiovascular and orthopedics).
Biography Updated on 17 April 2014