Prof Silvia Bulfone-Paus

Silvia Bulfone-Paus – Research summary

Prof Silvia Bulfone-Paus

Prof Silvia Bulfone-Paus


Mast cells are critically involved in several skin disorders including both acute and chronic inflammatory processes. Recent findings indicate that these cells also display important homeostatic functions and can exert both immunostimulatory and immunosuppressive actions. Our current research is therefore focused on understanding the mechanisms and requirements for selective secretion of mast cell mediators so as to control mast activation in pathological conditions.

Biography

I have studied Medicine at University of Turin where I graduated in 1989. Subsequently I went on to studying Genetics at the Yale University (PhD: 1994). My first academic appointment was in 1999 at the Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Immunology. In 2000 I was appointed Full Professor at the University of Lübeck and Director of the Department of Immunology and Cell Biology at the Research Centre Borstel in Germany. I have joined in 2009 the University of Manchester as Professor of Immunobiology at the Dermatology Centre, Institute of Inflammation and Repair and in 2013 the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research (MCCIR).

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