Biolink – Director

Dr. Paolo Di Nardo, after his degree in Medicine and Cardiology, expanded his knowledge in basic and applied sciences in different Italian and International laboratories. At present, he has teaching appointments at the Medical School and at the Department of Biology of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Furthermore, he is Vice-Head of the Cardio-respiratory Clinic of the same University. Scientific advisor of major international organizations and member of international scientific societies, he has founded the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Cardiology and is Scientific Director of the Centre of Space Bio-Medicine of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He has also founded the Japanese-Italian Tissue Engineering Laboratory (JITEL) at the Tokyo Women’s Medical University and the Canadian-Italian Tissue Engineering Laboratory (CITEL) at Winnipeg (Manitoba). Co-founder of the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Research and of the (Italian) National Institute for Cardiovascular Research where he has served as Member of the Board for many years. Member of international scientific societies, he is author of several papers published in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. Among others, in 1994, he organized the first international Congress in which the possibility of heart regeneration in mammalians has been analyzed. Since then, his major interests have been in cardiac pathophysiology, myocardial effects of omega-3 fatty acids and stem cell and tissue engineering technology.