Martina Calore graduated in Biotechnology with specialization in Human Genetics at Padova University in 2008 and she obtained her PhD in Cardiovascular Sciences in 2012 in Prof. Alessandra Rampazzo’s lab. During her PhD and post-doc, not only she specialized in traditional and next generation sequencing (NGS) genetic analyses and in variant interpretation, but also she acquired a broad experience in in vitro and in vivo functional studies to model cardiovascular diseases.
In 2015, thanks to a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship, she started working in the Department of Cardiology of Maastricht University under the supervision of Prof. Leon de Windt in order to investigate the role of microRNAs in the pathogenesis of cardiac diseases.
In 2018, she was appointed Assistant Professor in Maastricht University. In addition to study pathogenic mechanisms and novel therapeutic strategies for genetic cardiomyopathies, she is also interested in the (epi)genetic aspects of these diseases.
She is currently involved in teaching in the courses of Genetics, Molecular Biology, as well as Human Genetics, Reproduction and Prenatal Development in Maastricht University.