Paola Campagnola

Dr Paola Campagnolo

Lecturer in Molecular Cardiovascular Sciences
+44 (0)1483 684346
32 AY 04

Academic and research departments

School of Biosciences and Medicine.



Dr Paola Campagnolo is currently Lecturer of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology in the School of Biosciences and Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Paola graduated in Biotechnology at the University of Padua, Italy. She then moved to Bristol to work under the supervision of Prof Paolo Madeddu at Bristol Heart Institute. In 2009, Paola completed her PhD in Cardiovascular Biology working on the isolation of a patient derived pro-angiogenic progenitor cell population. Next, Paola joined Prof Qingbo Xu's the BHF Centre of Excellence at King's College London as a BHF Research Associate to explore the use of stem cells for the repopulation of vascular grafts. In 2013, Paola joined Prof Molly Stevens' group at the Department of Materials at Imperial College London to undertake the study of novel bio- and nano- materials for cardiovascular tissue engineering.Paola has published extensively in top journals in the field of cardiovascular biology and material science with a total of over 646 citations.Paola is part of the editorial board of Editorial Board of Cardiovascular Biologics and Regenerative Medicine (specialty section of Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine), act as a reviewer for several journals, including PLoSONE and ATVB and is part of the reviewing board for the French National Agency of Research and the Italian Ministry of Health.

Research interests

My main research interests are (1) developing improved tissue engineered vascular grafts (2) study cell-cell and cell-material interaction in vascular cell within multicellular co-culture systems (3) long term bioreactor systems for multicellular cardiovascular constructs (4) epigenetic changes in cell-material interactions.

Research collaborations

Within the University of Surrey:Dr Kevin Maringer (Department of Microbial Sciences, FHMS)Dr Eirini Velliou (Department of Chemical Engineering, FEPS)Dr Patrizia Camelliti (Department of Biochemical Sciences, FHMS)Dr Costantina Lekakou (Department of Mechanical Engineering, FEPS)

External collaborations:Prof Paolo Madeddu (University of Bristol)Prof Molly Stevens (Imperial College London)Prof Qingbo Xu (Kings College London)Dr Nicola Smart (University of Oxford)Dr Ciro Chiappini (King's College London)

My publications


Smith Rachel E., Totti Stella, Velliou Eirini, Campagnolo Paola, Hingley-Wilson Suzanne M., Ward Neil I., Varcoe John R., Crean Carol (2019)Development of a novel highly conductive and flexible cotton yarn for wearable pH sensor technology, In: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical287pp. 338-345 Elsevier
Mastrullo Valeria, Cathery William, Velliou Eirini, Madeddu Paolo, Campagnolo Paola Angiogenesis in Tissue Engineering: As Nature Intended?, In: Cancedda Ranieri (eds.), Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology Frontiers Media
Avolio E, Alvino VV, Ghorbel MT, Campagnolo Paola (2016)Perivascular cells and tissue engineering: current applications and untapped potential, In: Pharmacology and Therapeutics171pp. 83-92 Elsevier
Luongo G, Campagnolo Paola, Perez JE, Kosel J, Georgiou TK, Regoutz A, Payne DJ, Stevens MM, Ryan MP, Porter AE, Dunlop IE (2017)Scalable high-affinity stabilization of magnetic iron oxide nanostructures by a biocompatible antifouling homopolymer, In: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces9(46)pp. 40059-40069 American Chemical Society
Di Bernardini E, Campagnolo P, Margariti A, Zampetaki A, Karamariti E, Hu Y, Xu Q (2014)Endothelial lineage differentiation from induced pluripotent stem cells is regulated by microRNA-21 and transforming growth factor β2 (TGF-β2) pathways., In: The Journal of Biological Chemistry289(6)pp. 3383-3393 The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.
Campagnolo P, Gormley AJ, Chow LW, Guex AG, Parmar PA, Puetzer JL, Steele JAM, Breant A, Madeddu P, Stevens MM (2016)Pericyte seeded dual peptide scaffold with improved endothelialization for vascular graft tissue engineering, In: Advanced healthcare materials
Barcelos LS, Duplaa C, Kraenkel N, Graiani G, Invernici G, Katare R, Siragusa M, Meloni M, Campesi I, Monica M, Simm A, Campagnolo P, Mangialardi G, Stevanato L, Alessandri G, Emanueli C, Madeddu P (2009)Human CD133(+) Progenitor Cells Promote the Healing of Diabetic Ischemic Ulcers by Paracrine Stimulation of Angiogenesis and Activation of Wnt Signaling, In: CIRCULATION RESEARCH104(9)pp. 1095-U199 LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
Gubernator M, Slater SC, Spencer HL, Spiteri I, Sottoriva A, Riu F, Rowlinson J, Avolio E, Katare R, Mangialardi G, Oikawa A, Reni C, Campagnolo P, Spinetti G, Touloumis A, Tavare S, Klemens V, Prandi F, Pesce M, Hofner M, Emanueli C, Angelini G, Madeddu P (2015)Epigenetic Profile of Human Adventitial Progenitor Cells Correlates With Therapeutic Outcomes in a Mouse Model of Limb Ischemia, In: ARTERIOSCLEROSIS THROMBOSIS AND VASCULAR BIOLOGY35(3)pp. 675-688 LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
Cheung Yin P., Mastrullo Valeria, Maselli Davide, Butsabong Teemapron, Madeddu Paolo, Maringer Kevin, Campagnolo Paola A Critical Role for Perivascular Cells in Amplifying Vascular Leakage Induced by Dengue Virus Non-Structural Protein 1, In: mSphere American Society for Microbiology
Sweilam Mona N., Cordery Sarah F., Totti Stella, Velliou Eirini G., Campagnolo Paola, Varcoe John R., Delgado-Charro M. Begoña, Crean Carol (2020)Textile-based non-invasive lithium drug monitoring: a proof-of-concept study for wearable sensing, In: Biosensors and Bioelectronics150111897 Elsevier