Impact of cardiac fibroblast-derived exosomes on electrical and contractile activity of the heart
Dr Patrizia Camelliti is Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Molecular Science in the School of Biosciences and Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Patrizia graduated in Biological Sciences (magna cum laude) from the University of Milan, Italy. She then moved to the University of Oxford, to undertake a DPhil under the joint supervision of Professor Peter Kohl (Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford) and Professor Colin Green (University of Auckland, New Zealand). After completing her DPhil, Patrizia was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship at Christ Church College, University of Oxford, and an EP Abraham Cephalosporin research grant, to pursue research at the interface between cardiac physiology and bioengineering. She then received a Career Development Fellowship from Imperial College and moved to the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, where she established and extensively validated a novel ex-vivo model for cardiovascular research, the living myocardial slice.
Patrizia's research has been published in high impact journals, with 3 Journal Covers and over 3,900 citations. She has presented her work at many international scientific conferences, including the AHA Scientific Sessions, Heart Rhythm, and the European Society of Cardiology, and as invited speaker at several Universities, including Tianjin Medical University (China), University of Tübingen (Germany), Nara Medical School (Japan), Dresden University of Technology (Germany), Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, US), and Montreal Heart Institute (Canada).
Patrizia is a review editor for Frontiers in Cardiac Electrophysiology, and a member of the UK Physiological Society, the British Society for Cardiovascular Research, the European Society of Cardiology, the International Society for Heart Research and the Biophysical Society. Patrizia reviews project and program grants for MRC, BBSRC, NC3Rs and the British Heart Foundation.
During her career Patrizia has developed and validated a number of novel research methods and tools, including advanced structured cell cultures, myocardial slices and state of the art imaging techniques (multiphoton microscopy, optical mapping, electron tomography and advanced immunohistochemistry). Her current research continues to develop and utilize these methods and she is keen to develop new collaborations with likeminded scientists.