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Laura Astolfi

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER - Laura Astolfi


Laura Astolfi

University of Padua
Italy

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr Laura Astolfi, since February 2007, is involved in studies concerning the improvement of acoustic prosthetics by application of cochlear implants on experimental models, in studies of ototoxicity prevention which employ gene and stem cell therapies for recovering of hearing loss. Dr Astolfi also directs the Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology applied to Bioacoustics. Presently she supervises the research activities of two post-doctoral research fellows and one PhD student in Biomedical Sciences. Dr Astolfi attended many specialization courses and has published 50 papers on international journals and meetings. In the field of hearing impairment she has supervised 4 junior graduation theses, 6 senior graduation theses and a PhD thesis in Biomedical Sciences. Since 2008 she has been involved in many national and international research programs. As a Principal Investigator she supervised several research projects dealing with ototoxicity and hearing loss causes. Recently she has been responsible for the experimental part of 7 research projects about prevention of hearing loss and hearing recovery in mouse, rat and Guinea pig models.

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