Carola Cavallo, PhD

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Carola Cavallo, PhD
Biotechnologist RAMSES Laboratory

Personal information - Education and work experience


Contract Biotechnologist

2002: Degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Italy.

2011: Course of Regenerative Medicine, University of Modena, Italy.

2012: PhD in Pathophysiology and clinical medicine of the skeletal apparatus, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

  • 2003-2004: Post-degree attendance, Laboratory of Immunology and Genetics, IOR, Bologna, Italy.
  • 2004-2006: Research contract, Laboratory of Immunology and Genetics, IOR, Bologna, Italy.
  • 2006-2007: Research fellowship for the  project: Tissue engineering in osteoarthritis disease. Laboratory of Immunology and Genetics, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute.
  • 2004-2010 : Research contract, Laboratory of Immunology and Genetics, IOR, Bologna, Italy.
  • From 2010: Post-Doctoral Research at the RAMSES Laboratory, RIT Department, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Bologna (Italy).


Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, NIS-Elements image analysis software, Graph Pad,  Internet.

Participation to research projects:

  • From 2010: Project POR-FESR 2007-2013. Development of scientific programs for translational research. “Creazione di Tecnopoli per la Ricerca Industriale”. Preclinical studies for the regenerative medicine of the musculo-skeletal system.
  • 2008-2010: Basic research for the Region-University Project: “Regenerative medicine in osteo-articular diseases”.
  • 2008-2009: Basic research for the Ministry of Health Targeting Project: Tissue engineering in osteoarticular disease: basic and clinical evaluation.
  • 2005-2009: STEPS Project, European Union FP (NMP3-CT-2005-500465).
  • 2006-2008: Basic research investment fund (BRIF), Italian MIUR: Prevention of obesity complications: study of the lipidic metabolism and osteoarticular pathology.
  • 2006-2008: Basic research investment fund (BRIF), Italian MIUR: Adult mesenchymal stem cells 'MSC' for tissue engineering in musculoskeletal pathologies.
  • 2005-2007: Basic research investment fund (BRIF), Italian MIUR: Mesenchymal stem cells in tissue engineering for the prevention of cartilage damages.
  • 2003-2005: Basic research investment fund (BRIF), Italian MIUR: Development of a line of normal human immortalised chondrocytes for tissue engineering utilisation


  • Certificate of Merit by OARS for the work "In human osteoarthritic chondrocytes IFN gamma inhibit CD95- apoptitic signaling increasing caspases and flice-like inhibitory protein expression". Berlin, 2003.
  • Certificate of Merit for her electronic poster at the 7th ICRS Congress, Warsaw, 2007.
  • Award for the best poster AICC 2008. Characterization of chondrocytes from patients affected by osteoarthritis.
  • Third Prize for the best presentation at the 1st Materials and Medicine International Conference; October 08th-11th, 2013; Faenza, Italy.
  • Selection at oral presentations in national and international conferences.


  • Co-author of 27 publications on scientific journal with IF.
  • Co-author of 1 book chapter.

Other activities:
Reviewer of scientific journals: Tissue Engineering, eCM Journal, Aging Clin Exp Res, J. R. Soc. Interface, Mediators of Inflammation, BioMed Research International, Acta Biomaterialia, Expert Opinion On Therapeutic Targets, Experimental Biology and Medicine.
Reviewer of a grant proposal for the “Translational Adult Stem Cell programme (TAS)”- Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development.
SCR Member.

Cartilage and bone biology: basic and clinic researches. Ostearthrosis and cartilage pathologies. Tissue engineering, Regenerative Medicine.

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