- PhD student, University of L’Aquila, Italy
- WP2: Determine the role of ER stress, autophagy and abnormal vesicular trafficking in osteopetrosis
- Secondment to MCRI, July-October 2016
Antonio is a PhD student from the Bone Biopathology laboratory headed by Professor Anna Teti at the University of L’Aquila, Italy. He recently contributed to the characterization of the bone phenotype in an animal model of autosomal dominant osteopetrosis type 2 generated in our laboratory. He is currently involved in a project aimed at investigating new treatments for this genetic bone disease.
In RUBICON he visited the laboratory of Dr. Shireen Lamande at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne, Australia, for a period of 3 months. During this exchange period, he learned state-of-the-art techniques to investigate ER stress and autophagy and to apply them in the study of osteopetrosis.