University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Anna Campana was trained as a cellular biologist at University of Bari (Italy).
After obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences, she spent six months at the University of Córdoba (Spain) - Faculty of Biochemistry, as part of an Erasmus+ program.
In 2019, she started an annual internship at University of Bari - Department of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutics, where she acquired the basics of stem cells research, employing iPSCs-derived cortical neurons and motor neurons to test the effect of Vitamin B9 on neuronal differentiation.
In 2020, she obtained a Master Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology at University of Bari with a thesis entitled “Development of an innovative early diagnostic approach for tauopathies by intracellular detection of tau protein in cortical neurons obtained from adult stem cells”. The thesis work aimed at setting up and validating a rapid and reliable early diagnostic solution for tauopathies by using patient-derived human adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hMSCs), obtained from an individual affected by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, differentiated into neurons. This strategy allowed visualizing post-translational modified forms of the tau protein, which are thought to be involved in the neurodegenerative process.