ESR9 – Tiziana Picascia

I come from Italy. I completed a 5-year Master Degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology at Federico II University in Naples. There, I carried out my Master’s thesis project in Pharmacology, mainly focusing on the involvement of the adenosine pathway in the inflammatory response. After my Master degree, I wished to pursue a career in research abroad and I had the opportunity to join the RenalToolBox Programme.
Currently, I am working as an Early Stage Researcher in the research group of Professor Gretz at the University of Heidelberg. The focus of my project is to optimise and apply new optical tissue clearing techniques to allow the 3D reconstruction of the whole kidney in order to assess the efficacy and the safety of stem cell treatments in experimental acute kidney injury model.