Michele Miragoli, Ph.D., HEADDr. Michele Miragoli is Associate Professor in Experimental and Applied Medical Technologies at the Department of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Parma, member of the CERT, Center of Excellence for Toxicological Research and associate Researcher at the Humanitas Research Center in Milan. Currently, he holds the position of Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Genetic and Biomedical Research at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). He is part of the Executive Member Committee of the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Research. He graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Parma, Italy, and completed a PhD program in Pathophysiology at the Institute of General Physiology, Parma. After his PhD, he spent five years at the Institute of Physiology, University of Bern, Switzerland, learning the technique of optical recording of impulse propagation with a focus on the cellular bases of cardiac arrhythmia and the role of myofibroblasts in their pathogenesis. In March 2008 he joined the National Heart and Lung Institute at the Imperial College London with the aim to combine a new promising technique, hopping probe scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM), with the optical recording of impulse propagation, in order to study functional and structural cellular remodelling. This unique non-invasive system permitted to investigate cardiac excitability at the nanoscale, opening a new avenue for the cardiac nanomedicine. In 2011, Dr. Miragoli achieved the Young Research Grant from the Ministry of Health, allowing him to come back to Italy at the University of Parma and establishing his research group. In the meantime, he was appointed as Junior Group Leader at Humanitas Research Center in Milan. For more info about his work, please see the overview of scientific publications and research. For the information how to contact Prof. Michele Miragoli please visit the contact page.
Dr. Stefano Rossi, Ph.D, Senior Research AssistantDr. Stefano Rossi obtained his Ph.D in 2006 at University of Parma and became a Postdoc at the Department of Biologia Evolutiva e Funzionale from the same University. He spent one year as foreign student at the CVRT , Utah University (USA) under the supervision of Prof. Bruno Taccardi. Dr. Rossi' expertise is focused on in-vivo cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmia mechanisms. He currently collaborates in several projects, in particular related to nanotoxicology and nanomedicine. He is author of more than 30 indexed publications, H index=13 and he acts as reviewer for several international journal in the cardiac physiology field. He was awarded with the Kenichi Harumi Young Investigator's Award 2006 at the International Congress on Electrocardiology. He is member of the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Research, Italian Society of Translational Research and Health Professional and European Society of Cardiology (WG in cellular electrophysiology). He is working as senior research assistant and Laboratory manager at the Experimental and Applied Medical Technology Laboratories. Please visit the contact page
Prof. Giovanna Maria Pelà, M.D., CardiologistProf. Giovanna Maria Pelà is Professor of Sport Medicine at University of Parma and Cardiologist at the Azienda-Ospedaliera Universitaria di Parma. Specialized in Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Sport Science. More than 30 years of experience in cardiology. The field of interests are sports Cardiology and cardiac performance in non-professional athlete and childern, systemic hypertension, cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular physiology, physical exercise and heart disease. Please visit the contact page