Silvia Della Bella

University of Milan, Italy


Silvia Della Bella obtained her M.D. degree in 1987 from the University of Milan, Milan, Italy, where she also obtained the Ph.D. degree in internal medicine. Since 2001, she has been serving as an Assistant Professor of general pathology at the University of Milan, where she, also, teaches at the degree programs of medicine, specialization schools, and Ph.D. courses. From 2001 to 2011, Bella directed the Laboratory of Immunology at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies and then moved to the Department of Medical Biotechnologies and Translational Medicine at Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, where she has been a Senior Staff Scientist at the Unit of Clinical and Experimental Immunology, leading the research group on endothelial cells. Her research activity is now mainly focused on the biology of human endothelial progenitor cells in human health and disease. Her ongoing researches in this field include optimization of protocols for the detection, isolation, and culture of endothelial progenitor cells in human peripheral blood and the characterization of endothelial progenitor cells in various physiological and pathological conditions. Bella is the author of more than 50 research papers and reviews published in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and more than 100 communications in national and international meetings. She serves as a Reviewer for prestigious scientific journals, including Lancet, Journal of Immunology, Journal of Leukocyte Biology, and PLOS ONE. From 2005 to 2010, she has been a Member of the Executive Board of the Italian Society of Clinical and Experimental Cytometry (SICiCS). She is a Member of the European Society for Clinical Cell Analysis (ESCCA), where she is a Member of the Standing Committee on Teaching and Education since 2012.

Biography Updated on 10 November 2013

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