MY MENTOR & I PERSPECTIVE
Bone and kidney crosstalk
Giulia Battafarano and Andrea Del Fattore
Giulia Battafarano is a PhD student at the Department of DAHFMO-Unit of Histology and Medical Embryology at the University of Rome “Sapienza”. Her research aims to understand the skeletal alterations in patients affected by kidney diseases. Particularly, she is studying the primary bone defects in Cystinosis, analyzing the effects of cystinosin deficiency on bone cells. She hopes that her study will lead to resolve the growth impairment and osteopenia observed in patients
Andrea Del Fattore
Dr Andrea Del Fattore is head of the Bone Physiopathology Group, at the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome. His main research topics are the rare diseases (i.e. Gorham-Stout disease and Cystinosis) and the involvement of extracellular vesicles in the bone remodeling activity.