BMC Seminar Thursday 17th November 2016, at 12:10 room 201 Læknagarður
Speaker: Dr. Maurizio Mandalà. University of Calabria, Department of Biology, Ecology & Hearth Science.
Title: Mechanisms underlying uterine circulation during pregnancy
Research interests: His research has been focused on vascular physiology, beginning with studies using primary endothelial cells in culture (Ph.D thesis project) and later (from post-doctoral associate to his present faculty position) by using a more physiological approach involving a video-electronic system specially designed for the study of intact resistance arteries isolated from a different rat regional circulations such as uterus and mesentery. His current research is focused on understanding the principal mechanisms underlying the physiological changes of the uterine vascular structure (remodeling) and function (reactivity) during pregnancy and to identify the cellular changes induced by gestational hypertension.
Bio: He received his M.S. in Cell Biology from the University of Calabria and his Ph.D. in Physiology, most of which was carried out at the University of Bergen, Norway. He did his post-doc at the University of Vermont as affiliate to the Department of Obstetrics and Ginecology and to the Department of Pharmacology.