Angela R Armiento
Research Scientist, PhD
Dr Angela R Armiento is a member of the Progenitor Cell Biology and Mechanoregulation Focus Area within the Regenerative Orthopaedics Program at the ARI. Dr Armiento completed her MSc in Medical, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the University of Parma (IT) in 2010, where she investigated mesenchymal stem cells, isolated from synovial fluid and adipose tissue, for therepair of cartilage lesions. In 2011 she joined the team of Prof C De Bari at the Institute of Medical Sciences (University of Aberdeen, UK) and completed her PhD in 2015 with a thesis entitled 'Investigating endogenous mesenchymal stem cells to understand their role in articular cartilage repair'. In 2014, her work on cartilage repair was recognized with the Robert Mathys Prize at the eCM XV Cartilage & Disc: Repair and Regeneration meeting. Dr Armiento was subsequently awarded an OARSI collaborative fellowship in 2015 to spend six months at ARI. Since then, she has worked in different research groups at the ARI and gained extensive experience in material sciences and animal models to validate biomaterials for cartilage and bone regeneration. Her main research interest is the differentiation of progenitor cells into stable cartilage and bone with a focus on ex vivo models, and the influence of immune cells and mechanical stimuli on this process. She is a member of the ORS Global Engagement Committee and she represents ARI in the Program Committee of the Graduate School Graubünden.