Dr Del Galdo graduated as MD in Italy in 1999. He completed his training in Immunology in Italy in 2003, focusing on autoimmune and connective tissue diseases. He spent 5 years in the Scleroderma Center of Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia, the USA where he completed his Ph.D. studies and post-doctoral Fellowship focused on early events in the pathogenesis of Scleroderma; He then served as associate director of the center for 2 years. During these years, Dr. Del Galdo has discovered and characterized the role of Allograft Inflammatory Factor -1 in the pathogenesis of Systemic Sclerosis and identified a novel mouse model of tissue fibrosis in the caveolin-1 knock mouse. He is a member of the UK SSc group.
His research interest, focuses on identification of the early events in the pathogenesis of Scleroderma and the link between vascular and fibrotic manifestations of the disease.
Associate Professor , Italy
Department:Molecular and Translational Medicine
University:University of Brescia
Nicoletta Zoppi was born on June 17, 1966, in Italy, in Cremona, where she actually lives. Cremona is a little artistic city where the musicians Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Stradivari lived and worked, and it is between Milan and Brescia. She attended classical studies and is interested in philosophy and figurative arts since youth, she currently reads Greek literature in ancient Greek language and listens and sings Gregorian chant. She loves classical music, violin, and musical theatre. Currently, Dr. Zoppi is working as an Associate Professor at the University of Brescia from 1989. She is a member of Amnesty International.
Her research interest mainly focuses in collagen and fibronectin assembly and functions in connective tissue remodeling activated in the hereditary connective tissue disorders with skin and vascular involvement