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Michele de Luca


Details
Institute: 
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Center for Regenerative Medicine
Country: 
Italy
Email: 
Michele [dot] deluca [at] unimore [dot] it
OptiStem colleagues: 
Fiorenza Baruffaldi, Renata Battini, Silvio Bicciato, Francesco Ferrari, Sergio Ferrari, Massimo Ganassi, Mariana Lomiento, Susanna Molinari, Monica Montanari, Claudia Orlandi, Alessio Polacchini, Enrico Tagliafico
Research

Michele de Luca’s group focuses on using human epidermal stem cell cultures in the treatment of massive full-thickness burns and skin depigmentation. The lab has also cultured human limbal stem cells for use in corneal regeneration. De Luca is currently coordinating a clinical trial of epithelial stem cell mediated gene therapy for junctional epidermolysis bullosa, a serious genetic skin disease.