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Miss Grazia Battaglino BSc, MSc

Postgraduate Research Student in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine

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Grazia is a Postgraduate Research student in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Southampton with practical laboratory and research experience in Physiology and Neuroregeneration. Previously involved in research projects both in the UK and internationally

Mar 2018 - Master’s degree Sanitary Biology. University of Bari, Italy

Jul 2015 – Bachelor’s degree in Biological sciences. University of Bari, Italy

Research interests

My Master’s thesis goal was to investigate the specific role of the extracellular calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) in the control of blood vessel tone and blood pressure. To this end, I contributed to the characterization of the phenotype of a transgenic mouse model of targeted CaSR deletion from vascular smooth muscle cells VSMC (SM22α-Cre x LoxP-CaSR).

Previously, as a Research Technician in Neuroregeneration, I was involved in a project which aimed to investigate how the maturation of the central nervous system influences protein localization and function in axons. In particular, I focused my attention on the viral vector approach.

In both projects, it's been applied Cre-lox technology combined with immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, and imaging.

Currently, my research interest is to develop a chemically defined model of human pancreas in order to investgate mechanisms regulating pancreas development and homeostasis. The results of these studies will guide the development of therapeutic strategies targetting pancreatic diseases.

PhD Supervision

Dr Nicole Prior

PhD research title

Developing technologies to model pancreas and liver biology in vitro

PhD Funding

School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton

Research group

Developmental Biology

Affiliate research group

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Miss Grazia Battaglino
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

Room Number : 85

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