Reproductive and cancer immunology (Dr. Bulla)

Dr. Roberta Bulla

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Dr. Roberta Bulla is University researcher of Immunology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Trieste since 2006. She has a B.S. degree in Biology and a PhD Degree in Experimental and Clinical Pathology from the University of Trieste.

Areas of Expertise

The main research interest since 1994 has been in the study of the Innate Immunity in defence and tissue remodelling. She has worked in the field of Reproductive Immunology for the past 20 years and has over 70 publications on a wide range of topics with a particular regard to the role of complement system in early human placental development and implantation. She was a work package leader in the successful European Network of Excellence on Embryo Implantation (EMBIC). More recently she studied the alternatives roles of the complement system in tumour development and progression.

She is a member of the Editorial Board as a Review Editor in Molecular Innate Immunity, part of the journal(s) Frontiers in Immunology. Furthermore, she is a reviewer for several scientific journals, including Cell Transplantation, Clinical and Experimental Immunology, European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Endocrinology, PLOSone, Molecular Human Reproduction. Molecular Innate Immunity, part of the journal(s) Frontiers in Immunology.

Scientific Reports, American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. Clinical Biochemistry, Human Immunology

She is a member of the Italian Society of Immunology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology (SIICA)  since 1998, European Society of Reproductive Immunology (ESRI)  and International Complement Society (SIC).

The following include major areas of research related to the complement system which have been covered:

  1. Interaction of the complement system with cells involved in the inflammatory process, with particular regard to endothelial cells and macrophages.
  2. Study of the local synthesis of complement components.
  3. Role of the complement system in tissue and vascular remodelling in the first trimester of pregnancy.
  4. Role of the complement system in tumour progression and development.





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