Azzurra Margiotta, a post-doc in the Tissue Engineering group, has been awarded the Meltzer Grant 2023 by the Faculty of Medicine UiB for supporting the post-doc project «STUDYING THE MOLECULAR MECHANISM UNDERLYING THE DIFFERENTIATION OF MSCs MEDIATED BY REGULATORY T-CELLS AND THEIR ROLE IN BONE REGENERATION». She graduated in 2009 in Biotechnology at University of Salento. She completed her MSc. in Human Biology in 2011 at University of Salento where she obtained an award for her thesis. She has been a PhD student in Genetics and cell biology (University of Tuscia) and contributed to several publications, collaborations and attended courses abroad. She obtained two awards for her research activity. She defended her PhD thesis in 2016 and obtained the mark excellent and the title of Doctor Europaeus (EUA). Afterwards, she has been a researcher at University of Oslo and a post-doc at University of Masaryk/FNUSA in Czech Republic.
Her project is part of the STEMreg (Immune-driven tissue regeneration) project funded by the Trond Mohn Starting Grant 2020. Her research is focused on understanding the mechanism through which mesenchymal stem cells and regulatory T cells regulate bone regeneration.