KATERINA NTAI

Researcher specialized in Stem Cell Biobanking and Quality Control Management 

EDUCATION

2011: Master of Science in Molecular Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, University of Patras, Pharmacy Department, Greece

  • Development and characterization of an in vitro model system of differentiation towards a Smooth-Muscle-Like phenotype based on Mesenchymal Stem Cells, to serve for the study of the role of specific physiological and pharmacological agents in the control of SM phenotype.
  • Development of a viable pharmacological model system to investigate the control of the SMC phenotype by adrenergic receptors, a family of receptors that plays a crucial role in the homeostasis of the vessel wall.

2006: Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Patras, Biology Department, Greece

  • Specialized in Genetics, Cell -Molecular Biology and Physiology
  • Structural and functional study of the presence of homologous alternative splicing in the COUP-TF gene in different organisms: Arbacia punculata, Sphaerechinus granularis, Mus musculus, Danio rerio and Paracentrotus lividus.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-date: Researcher at Integrated Systems Engineering, Milano, Italy

2012: Researcher at Laboratory of Neuronal Death and Neuroprotection Mechanisms, Istituto Mario Negri, Neuroscience Department, Milano, Italy

2007–2009: Post-graduate Researcher at Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology, University of Patras, Pharmacy Department, Greece

2004–2006: Under-graduate Researcher at Laboratory of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Patras, Biology Department, Greece