Dr. Antonella Forlino is Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Molecular Medicine, Unit of Biochemistry, University of Pavia. She has a PhD in Biochemistry and the Speciality in Genetics. She spent 5 years of post-doc training in NIH, Bethesda, USA.
Her research activity has been focused on the molecular, biochemical, and functional study
of genetic diseases of the connective tissue in particular Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), using in vitro and in vivo models (mice and Zebrafish). She is combining basic science with translational approaches.
She is particularly interested on the intracellular effects of retained aberrant collagen type I in modulating the bone phenotype in both dominant and recessive OI.