Barbara Cellini, MD

Prof. Cellini received her degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Urbino (Italy) in 2000 and then a PhD in Biochemical Sciences at the University of Verona (Italy). From 2005 to 2016 she was appointed as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Verona. During this period she became interested in the molecular bases of inherited disorders due to the deficit of Vitamin B6-dependent enzymes and in particular on Primary Hyperoxaluria Type I. She also had the opportunity to work with Prof. Chris Danpure at the University College London (UK), where she spent brief periods working on cellular disease models. Since 2017, she is Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Perugia (Italy). The current research interests of Prof. Cellini are mainly focused on the study of the action of Vitamin B6 administration in Primary Hyperoxaluria Type I as well as on the development of new therapeutic approaches for the disease based on either the use of molecules acting as pharmacological chaperones or on enzyme administration strategies. Prof. Cellini is the PI of national and international research projects subjected to peer-review evaluation. She is the author of more than 55 publications in international journals of medium-high impact factor. Dr. Cellini is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Hyperoxaluria Oxalosis Foundation, of the Steering Committee of the European Hyperoxaluria Consortium (OxalEurope), and of the Italian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She is a reviewer for several journals in the biochemistry field, as well as for national and international grant agencies. She is part of the Editorial Board of BBA Proteins and Proteomics.

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