Nicoletta Ronda received in November 1986 a Degree in medicine and surgery, Parma University, summa cum laude, in December 1989, specialized in immunology and allergology, Parma University, maximum score, in November 1990, gained a prize for the best young researcher of Italian Society for internal medicine. Ronda gained a Ph.D. degree in cardiovascular physiopathology (1994) in Rome University “La Sapienza.” In March 1995, Ronda gained a prize for young researcher of the Italian group against Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. During May 2010, she is a Researcher in internal medicine at the Department of Pharmacological and Biological Sciences, and Applied Chemistries, Parma University. Professor Ronda has done research and clinical activity before degree studying intracellular energy metabolism and hydroelectrolytic balance during renal and respiratory failure, with a stage at Karolinska Institutet of Stockholm (Sweden). During her Ph.D. studies, Dr. Ronda studied the physiologic and pathologic interactions between the immune system and endothelium, with particular interest in systemic vasculitis. She obtained original data, published on indexed journals, on Henoch-Schonlein purpura, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Kawasaki disease and on the physiology of interaction between normal human immunoglobulins and endothelium, working for one year (1990-1991) at the Clinical School of Internal Medicine di Cambridge (UK), and for two years (1991–1993) at the INSERM Unit 28 of Broussais Hospital in Paris. Since then, Professor Ronda studied the mechanisms of therapeutic action of intravenous immunoglobulins, antifibroblast autoantibodies in systemic sclerosis and retroperitoneal fibrosis, the autoimmune mechanisms of atherosclerosis, and conditions of increased risk of accelerated atherosclerosis.
Biography Updated on 24 January 2011