Pasquale Pagliaro, M.D., Ph.D., was born in Rossano, Italy, in 1961. He works at the University of Turin, Italy. He received several honors, prizes, and awards. He is a Member of the Italian Society of Physiology, the Physiological Society (London), the Italian Society of Cardiology, and the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Research. His research interests include the protection and regeneration of the myocardium, in particular, with regard to the study of myocardial protection, the role of protective endothelial factors and other endogenous substances in triggering protective signaling cascades. With regard to the myocardial regeneration, the study of in vitro and ex vivo models and the homing features of stem cells, in addition to the effectiveness of adult stem cells in improving the myocardial function within in vivo models. Particular attention is devoted to the possibility to repair the infarcted area, to induce angiogenesis and to improve the recovery of contractile function.
Biography Updated on 16 March 2011