Franca Anglani was born in Feltre (Belluno), Italy, in 1950. She received the Biological Science degree in 1974 from the University of Padua. She became specialized (summa cum laude) in medical genetics in 1984 at the University of Rome. In 1992, she attended the European School of Medical Genetics. From 1979 to 1984, she was a Research Fellow at the laboratory of Cytogenetics at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua. In 1985, she set up the Molecular Genetics Laboratory of the Department of Pediatrics for studying genetic diseases including Neurofibromatosis and Cystic Fibrosis. From 1991 to 1996, she was a Member of the Consortium of the European Concerted Action on Cystic Fibrosis and of the International Consortium for gene cloning and function for NF1 and NF2, and since 2009 of the Rare Kidney Stone Consortium (PI Dr. D. Milliner, Mayo Clinic). Since 1994, she is the Director of the Molecular Biology Laboratory of the Division of Nephrology at the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua. Her current position is Senior Research Investigator and Research Professor at Doctoral School of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Sciences. Her actual research fields are molecular biology of kidney biopsy, molecular genetics of rare nephropathies, and genetics of nephrolithiasis. She was recipient as principal investigator of many research grants: in 1993 from Italian Association for Cancer Research, 1995-1996 the National Research Committee, 1999-2000 the the National Health Ministry, 2002–2004 and 2006–2008 the Italian Ministry of University and Research, 2008–2010 the University of Padua. She was the Coordinator of the Cellular and Molecular Biology Study group of the Italian Society of Nephrology. She was a Member of the Editorial Boards of Italian Journal of Nephrology and the Open Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Journal.
Biography Updated on 15 December 2009