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Dr. Alessandra Boletta

Dr. Boletta is a basic/translational scientist with 27 years of research experience on kidney physiology/molecular biology of which 25 on Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) acquired during research activities in UK, Italy and the US (postdoctoral training).

Over the years her lab has developed several cellular and animal models with the aim of studying Polycystins function and the pathophysiology of ADPKD.

Her laboratory has identified metabolic reprogramming as an important feature of the disease, offering several new options for therapy as well as novel insights into the pathogenesis of ADPKD.