Gabriele Ceccarelli is a post-doc researcher at the Dept. of Public Health, Experimental Medicine and Forensic, Unit of Human Anatomy University of Pavia. 2006: Master Degree in Medical Biotechnology, University of Pavia". 2011: PhD in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics with a thesis titled: ““In vivo and in vitro analysis of low-amplitude, high frequency vibration on murine muscle tissue. 2012-to date: Post-doc researcher. Since 2017 is a member of the Italian Society of Anatomy and Histology (SIAI) and a member of the Italian Society of Mesenchymal Stem cells (GISM). Since 2009 member of the CHT staff.
Stem cells and regenerative medicine. In particular, Tissue Engineering, Stem cells in Tissue Engineering and differentiation to bone tissue and dermis; Bioreactors, Physical stimulation on stem cells (ultrasounds, electromagnetic field, mechanical vibration); muscle tissue regeneration, hypertrophy/atrophy pathways.
the activity of the lab is focused on biomimetic biomaterials and tissue engineering strategies for the regeneration of mesodermal tissues, in particular bone and dermis. The competences of the team involved in this work package cover the complete spectrum of expertise necessary to move from stem cell in vitro culture and research to bio-complexes involved in tissue repair.
Available equipment and techniques:
lab facilities are constituted of: tissue culture room provided with 3 CO2 incubators, a refrigerated centrifuge, 2 laminar flow hoods, a Dubnoff thermostatic bath, a stereomycroscope. Biochemistry and molecular biology apparatuses (ELISA reader, electrophoresis cells for DNA and proteins, Thermo cycler, Real Time PCR polymerase chain reaction apparatus, Nanodrop, Western/Southern Blot apparatus, air incubators for bacterial growth); optical microscopes, a confocal microscope (Vico-Nikon), a cryostat (used for freezing, sectioning and staining of specimens for microscopical examination), a Microtome, used to cut specimens after inclusion in paraffin; Chemical hood, dark room; eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells banks kept in nitrogen containers; one -80°C and two °20 freezers; computer and softwares; autoclave and dry oven for sterilization, devices for the preparation and production of ultrapure water, ice-dispenser.