Laura de Girolamo was born and grew up in Italy, where she received her MSc in Biology and PhD from the University of Milan.
She got her post-doctoral training between the Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute and other international centers. She is currently the Director of the Orthopaedic Biotechnology Laboratory of the Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute in Milan. Her basic and translational research focus is on mesenchymal stem cells, particularly derived from adipose tissue and tendons. The goal of Laura’s laboratory is to derive biological solutions aimed to promote cartilage, tendon and bone regeneration by improving activity and clinical therapeutic potential of MSCs. She served as PI or co-PI in several research projects collaborating with national and international research centres. She is author of more than 60 papers and book chapters in orthopedic regenerative medicine, and has been invited speaker at more than 40 national and international congresses and courses.
Laura is Chair of the Basic Science Committee of the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and Chair of the Research Committee of Italian Knee Surgery Arthroscopy Sports and Cartilage Society (SIGASCOT). She was co-founder of the Italian Mesenchymal Stem Cell Group (GISM) and currently member of the Executive Committee.
Tuesday 21st November
1400 OrthoBiologics update – a practical guide in 2017