Angela R Armiento
Post Doc, PhD
Dr Angela R Armiento is a post-doc in the Regenerative Orthopaedics Program (RO) at the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI). Dr Armiento completed her M Sc in Medical, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the University of Parma (IT) where she then started working with mesenchymal stem cells from synovial fluid and adipose tissue to repair cartilage lesions. In 2011 she joined the team of Prof C De Bari at the Institute of Medical Science (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. In 2015 Dr Armiento was awarded an OARSI collaborative fellowship to spend six months at ARI. Since then she 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 mesenchymal stem cells into stable cartilage and bone with a focus on ex vivo models and the influence of immune cells 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.