Dr Marianna Peroglio is a Senior Research Scientist in the Musculoskeletal Regeneration Program at the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI).
After completing her master’s in Materials Engineering at the Politecnico of Turin, Italy, Marianna Peroglio focused her doctoral studies on composite porous materials for bone repair at the Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon, France. In 2008 she joined the Musculoskeletal Regeneration Program at ARI, first as post-doctoral researcher and later as a Research Scientist in 2011. She received the AO Spine Research Network Exchange Award in 2014 to learn glycosaminoglycan characterisation techniques at the Shriners and McGill Hospital, Montreal, Canada.
Her research focuses on intervertebral disc regeneration using stem cells, hydrogels and homing approaches, and biomaterial development for bone repair based on surface modifications of bioceramics. She is involved in many collaborative projects, including the recent FP7 European Marie Curie ITN project Biobone. She has been training many PhD students, master students, and medical fellows.
Since 2014 she is a member of the Orthopedic Research Society. She is the author of over 30 scientific papers and two book chapters. She has contributed more than 70 communications at international conferences, nine invited talks, and is a regular reviewer for major journals in the biomaterials and regenerative medicine fields.