Eleonora Olivotto, PhD

Eleonora Olivotto, MSc, PhD
Eleonora Olivotto, PhD

Personal information - Education and work experience


Research Associate

2000: Degree in Biological Science, University of Bologna (Italy).

2004: Specialization in Toxicology, University of Bologna (Italy).
2008: PhD, University of Urbino (PU).

  • From September 2010: Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the RAMSES Laboratory, RIT Department, Rizzoli Orthopedic Insitute, Bologna (Italy).
  • January 2003-August 2010: Research activity at the Laboratory of Immunorheumatology and Tissue Regeneration, formerly Laboratory of Immunology and Genetics IOR – Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna (Italy), supported by different research contracts and fellowships.
  • March 2000-December 2002: Post graduation training at the Department of Oncology and fellowship at the Laboratory of Paediatric Onco-Haematology Hospital S.Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna (Italy).


  • July-August 2014: Visiting Scholar Laboratory of Cartilage Biology, Dr. MB Goldring (Hospital for Special Surgery, NY, USA).
  • May-August 2012: Visiting Scholar (animal model of Osteoarthritis) Laboratory of Cartilage Biology Dr. MB Goldring (Hospital for Special Surgery, NY, USA).
  • September-October 2011: 13th EULAR (The European League Against Rheumatism) Postgraduate Course in Rheumatology Dublin, Ireland (Scholarship winner).
  • February-May 2010: Post-Doctoral Fellow - OARSI Research and Training Program (Bursary winner), Laboratory of Cartilage Biology, Dr. MB Goldring (Hospital for Special Surgery, NY, USA).
  • June 2006: "Guest researcher" Institute of Research in Biomedicine, Bellinzona (Switzerland).
  • July-August 2003: "Guest researcher" Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY, USA).

English (good).

Knowledge and use of Office applications, Adobe Photoshop, CS2 and Internet.

Participation to Research Projects:

  • From 2012: Targeting Research - Young researchers, Italian Ministry of Health co-PI: GR-2010-2317593: Role of the meniscus in OA pathology and symptoms.
  • From 2010: Research project of University & Reasearch Ministry, FIRB: Pathogenesis and molecular targets in degenerative muscoskeletal diseases.
  • 2007-2009: Target research project “Strategico” Bologna University: Common molecular targets responsible for proflammatory and anti-inflammatory responses in Osteoarthritis.
  • 2006-2009: Target research project of Carisbo Foundation: Molecular targets identification for Osteoarthritis therapy.
  • 2004-2006: Target Research project of Ministry of Health (ex quota 40%) MIUR: Molecular mechanisms of human chondrocytes activation by cytokines and chemokines.

19 publications in internation journals with impact factors and 1 in national journal.

Reviewer of: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Journal of Cellular & Mol Med.
Member of: Osteoarthritis Research Society International, ACR (American College of Rheumatology).

Biology of cartilage and meniscus in osteoarthritis; inflammation/differentiation and NF-kB signaling; role of the synovitis in patients with meniscal tear, labral pathology and femoro- acetabular impingement.

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