Dr Sara Campinoti
I obtained my BSc in Biotechnology from Bologna University (Italy) in 2012 and my MRes in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from the University of Milan in 2015, with a placement at Umeå University (Sweden) in the lab of Bengt Hallberg. I then joined the laboratory of Prof Christiana Ruhrberg at University College London as a research technician following which I enrolled in PhD at UCL Great Ormond Street Insitute of Child Health and the Francis Crick Institute in Prof Paola Bonfanti’s lab, working on
i) developing an organoid model of human pancreas development in vitro and
ii) reconstructing a functional human thymus using decellularised extracellular matrix scaffold and progenitor cells.
After PhD completion, I moved to the laboratory of Dr Luca Urbani at the Roger Williams Institute of Hepatology, where I work on studying the liver’s cellular and extracellular niches in development, physiology and liver disease.I co-chair the London Stem Cell Network and I am an active STEM Ambassador and Brilliant Club Tutor.