Giovanni Ferrari

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Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery
Department: Surgery

Contact information
177 Fort Washington, MHB Suite 7-012
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, NY 10032
Office: +1 (212) 991 8256
M.S. (Molecular Biology)
University of Pavia, Italy & Italian National Research Council, 1999.
Institute for Advanced Study, Pavia, Italy (IUSS), 2004.
Ph.D. (Genetics & Cell Biology)
University of Pavia, Italy & Italian National Research Council, 2004.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 2004-2008.
Participant, Technology Venture Course, New York Academy of Science, New York, NY, 2007-2007.
Technology Transfer Internship, Technology Transfer Office, New York University, New York, NY , 2007-2007.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Aortic Valve Stenosis: Mechanisms of Calcification and Development of Biological Markers

Cellular Physiology of Myxomatous Mitral Valve Prolapse

Molecular Determinants of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm in Bicuspid and Trileaflets Aortic Valve

Description of Other Expertise

External Collaborations:

- The Valley Hospital Foundation, Ridgewood, NJ (Dr Juan B Grau)
- U of Texas at Austin, TX (Dr Michael S Sacks)
- Dana Farber Cancer Center, Harvard U, MA (Dr John Quackenbush)
- U of Milan, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Italy (Dr Alessandro Parolari)
- U of Pavia, Italy (Dr Alessandra Montecucco)
- New York University, NY (Dr Paolo Mignatti)

Description of Research Expertise

Cardiovascular Medicine, Aortic Valve Disease, Mitral Valve Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Angiogenesis, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology

Dr Ferrari's Lab supports a broad range of basic and translational science research projects in order to improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Current Full-Time Lab Members:

Emanuela Branchetti, PhD - Research Assistant Professor
Kathryn Driesbaugh, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow
Suengwon Lee, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow
Wanda Anslemo, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow
Eric K Lai - Research Specialist

Undergraduate and Part-Time Lab Members:

Selected Publications

Branchetti, Emanuela, Sainger, Rachana, Poggio, Paolo, Grau, Juan B, Patterson-Fortin, Jeffrey, Bavaria, Joseph E, Chorny, Michael, Lai, Eric, Gorman, Robert C, Levy, Robert J, Giovanni Ferrari: Antioxidant Enzymes Reduce DNA Damage and Early Activation of Valvular Interstitial Cells in Aortic Valve Sclerosis. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, & Vascular Biology (ATVB) 33(2): 66-74, Feb 2013.

Poggio Paolo, Grau Juan B, Field Benjamin C, Sainger Rachana, Seefried William F, Rizzolio Flavio, Ferrari Giovanni: Osteopontin controls endothelial cell migration in vitro and in excised human valvular tissue from patients with calcific aortic stenosis and controls. Journal of Cellular Physiology 226(8): 2139-49, Aug 2011.

Grau Juan B, Poggio Paolo, Sainger Rachana, Vernick William J, Seefried William F, Branchetti Emanuela, Field Benjamin C, Bavaria Joseph E, Acker Michael A, Ferrari Giovanni: Analysis of osteopontin levels for the identification of asymptomatic patients with calcific aortic valve disease. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 93(1): 79-86, Jan 2012.

Sainger Rachana, Grau Juan B, Branchetti Emanuela, Poggio Paolo, Seefried William F, Field Benjamin C, Acker Michael A, Gorman Robert C, Gorman Joseph H, Hargrove Clark W, Bavaria Joseph E, Ferrari Giovanni: Human myxomatous mitral valve prolapse: Role of bone morphogenetic protein 4 in valvular interstitial cell activation. Journal of Cellular Physiology 227(6): 2595-604, Nov 2011.

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