The Network of Excellence in Corneal Regeneration

Vincenzo Calautti, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Health Sciences, University of Turin, Italy.



Medical Studies at the University of Turin, Italy

MD thesis at the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, University of Turin, Italy.

PhD program in Cell Biology at the Harvard Medical School, Boston MA; PhD thesis on the role of tyrosine kinases in keratinocyte differentiation control.


Past Experience:

(1991-1992) Research fellow at the Pathology Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA;

(1993-1996): Post Doctoral Fellow at the Cutaneous Biology Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA;

(1997-2004): Instructor in Dermatology, Dermatology Department, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA;

(2004-2006): Group Leader at the Stratified Epithelial Stem Cell Research Center-Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto;

(2006-2011): Assistant Telethon Scientist, Dulbecco Telethon Institute/University of Turin.


Research Focus:

Signaling Mechanisms regulating corneal and epidermal homeostasis and their implications in normal and diseased tissues. Genetic and pharmacological manipulation of signaling networks of limbal stem cells in corneal regeneration. Publications in the field of stratified epithelia differentiation control in Journal of Cell Biology, Genes & Development and Stem Cells journals, among several others.

Research funding by Telethon Foundation-Italy, Piedmont Region PISTEM and Converging Technologies-Italy.



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University of Turin

Department of Biotechnology and Health Sciences

Via Nizza 52

10126 Turin




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The NExCR is managed by the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
Action BM1302 "Joining Forces in Corneal Regeneration Research" 2014-2017.