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Alessandro Gallina


Om mig

I recently finished my doctoral studies aimed to understand how the nervous system controls inflammatory processes, at the Department of Medicine, in the Peder Olofsson's group. Before joining Olofsson’s Lab I worked as master’s candidate and research assistant in Ana Teixeira’s group, in Department of Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB) at Biomedicum, Karolinska Institute. I graduated with laude in Neuroscience (Msc), from University of Trieste (Trieste, Italy), after my bachelor's degree in Biological sciences, from Roma Tre University (Rome, Italy).  


I have in-depth experience with both in vitro and in vivo studies as well as several biochemical techniques. During the last years, my projects spanned from investigating how materials with different mechanical proprieties affect differentiation of neuroepithelial pluripotent stem cells, to expanding the knowledge regarding molecular mechanisms at the base of the “inflammatory reflex”, through which the brain ameliorates inflammation decreasing pro-inflammatory cytokines levels. Currently, I am working on the interplay between neural control of atherosclerosis development and progression, and characterization of human T cells able to express and secrete the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.