Pathogenic potential of asbestos fibres (Dr. Borelli)

Violetta Borelli

Researcher in General Pathology (MED/04)

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Violetta Borelli is Researcher in General Pathology at the University of Trieste since 2005. Violetta Borelli has a degree in Biology and a PhD Experimental Pathology from the University of Trieste. She had her research training at the University of Trieste. Among her research experiences, she has been a visiting scientist at the Department of Microbiology (prof. John Belisle) of the Colorado State University.

Her research interests focus on the mechanisms of physiopathology of inflammatory cells. Dr. Violetta Borelli studies the biological mechanism of the secretory process in phagocytes and mast cells, and the role of a selected type of secreted components, i.e. the peroxidases, in killing ingested microrganisms. In particular, her work has contributed to elucidate the role of human peroxidases in host defence against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

During the last 10 years, Dr. Violetta Borelli reserch interests have been also focused on the study of the interaction between asbestos fibres and inflammatory cells, contributing to elucidate the composition of asbestos bodies coating and their controversial pathogenic potential. These studies have led to several publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, 

In total, Violetta Borelli has published more than 30 papers published in international scientific journals and she also regularly provides her contribution to the scientific community as a peer-reviewer.


Last update: 05-29-2024 - 23:30