Fellows

Early Stage Researchers

ESR1. Sara Tamagno
MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine,
University of Edinburgh, UK.
Supervisor: Prof Alexander Medvinsky
Project: Role of Angiopoietin/Tie
pathway in definitive HSC development (WP4.4).

ESR2. Anahi Binagui-Casas
MRC Centre for Regenerative
Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Supervisor: Prof Alexander Medvinsky
Project: Origin and biology of the
embryonic hematogenic endothelium. Investigating the role of Flk-1 signaling in
HSC development (WP3.6).

ESR3. Cecilia Savorani
IFOM -FIRC Institute of Molecular
Oncology, University of Milan, Italy.
Supervisor: Prof. Elisabetta Dejana
Project: Wnt signaling and
cross-talk with other signaling pathways in angiogenesis. Role of YAP in
vascular endothelium (WP3.1, 4.2).

ESR4. Surya Batta
IFOM -FIRC Institute of Molecular
Oncology, University of Milan, Italy.
Supervisor: Prof. Elisabetta Dejana
Project: Role of Wnt signaling in
pathological alterations of the BBB. The etiology of Cerebral Cavernous
Malformations (WP4.2, 6.3).

ESR5. Markus Räsänen
University of Helsinki, Finland.
Supervisor: Prof. Kari Alitalo
Project: Role of Angiopoietins
signaling in developmental angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis (WP3.2).

ESR5.2. Joanna Mierzwicka
University of Helsinki, Finland.
Supervisor: Prof. Kari Alitalo
Project: Lymphatic vessel function in
adipose tissue (WP6.2).

ESR5.3. Nebeyu Gizaw
University of Helsinki, Finland.
Supervisor: Prof. Kari Alitalo
Project: The role of blood and
lymphatic vascular genes in the regulation of stem cells (WP6.2).

ESR6. Karthik Hemanthakumar
University of Helsinki, Finland.
Supervisor: Prof. Kari Alitalo
Project: Lymphatic dysfunction in
adipose tissue development (WP6.2). 

ESR7. Ana Fonseca
Bellvitge Biomedical Research
Institute (IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain.
Supervisor: Dr. Mariona Graupera
Project: Role of PI3K in
pericytes during angiogenesis (WP3.4).

ESR8. Erika Monelli
Bellvitge Biomedical Research
Institute (IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain.
Supervisor: Dr. Mariona Graupera
Project: Role of vascular PTEN
in the regulation of systemic metabolism (WP5.1, 6.1).

ESR9. Stefanie Hendrikx
University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Supervisor: Prof. Tatiana Petrova
Project: Role of
Calcineurin/NFAT and vascular connexins in adult and pathological angiogenesis
(WP3.3).

ESR10. Cansaran Saygili
University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Supervisor: Prof. Tatiana Petrova
Project: Transcriptional
networks and cell-cell communications in vascular development and pathology
(WP4.1, 6.1).

ESR11. Marco Castro
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm,
Sweden.
Supervisor: Prof. Christer Betsholtz
Project: The role of G-protein
coupled receptors in sprouting angiogenesis (WP3.5).

ESR12. Nebojsa Mihajlica
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm,
Sweden.
Supervisor: Prof. Christer Betsholtz
Project: Regulation of
blood-brain barrier by pericytes (WP5.2).

Experienced Researchers

ER1. Rodrigo Diéguez-Hurtado
Max Planck Institute for Molecular
Biomedicine, University of Münster, Germany.

Supervisor: Prof. Ralf H. Adams
Project: Role of pericyte
signalling in retina angiogenesis (WP4.3, 5.1).

ER2.2. Alejandra Gonzalez Loyola
University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Supervisor: Prof. Tatiana Petrova
Project: Transcriptional
regulation upon mechanical forces in lymphatic endothelial cells(WP4.1, 4.4).

ER3. Lucia Morgado-Palacin
MRC Centre for Regenerative
Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK. 

Supervisor: Prof Alexander Medvinsky
Project: Mechanical forces in
endothelial-haematopoietic transition (WP4.4).

ER4. Luana Sasso
Nanologica, Sweden
Supervisor: Dr Adam Feiler
Project: Controlled regulation
of vascular networks using functionalized silica nanoparticles (WP7.3).