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Elisabetta Brunello is a British Heart Foundation Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Randall Centre at King’s since 2017. Previous to this appointment she was a Research Career Establishment Fellow at the Cardiovascular Division at King’s (2015-2017). Elisabetta holds a degree in Physics from the University of Turin (Italy) and a PhD in Physiology from the University of Florence (Italy). She was a FIRB “Future in Research” Fellow at the University of Florence (2010-2014).

Elisabetta’s research focuses on muscle contraction and in particular on the understanding of the regulatory mechanisms which control the performance and efficiency of the heart and their modification in heart diseases. This is performed at the cellular level by combining muscle mechanics and Small Angle X-ray Scattering to study the structural changes in the myosin thick filament and in the myosin motors in beating cardiac muscle cells.