Principal Investigator

Daniele Torella, MD, PhD

Daniele Torella is Full Professor of Cardiology in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University ‘Magna Graecia’ (UMG), Catanzaro, Italy.

He graduated with honors in Medicine in 1998 at the Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy. In 2002 he completed his residency in Cardiology in the Board of Cardiology at Federico II University, Naples. In 2006, he obtained the PhD in Cardiovascular Physiopathology at the same Institution.

He has worked from 2002 to 2004 as Associate Researcher and then as Instructor of Medicine at the Cardiovascular Institute of New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, U.S.A. From 2005 to 2007 he has been Visiting Scientist in the Laboratory of Dr. B. Nadal-Ginard at the Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, U.S.A. From 2006 to 2009, he has been Senior Lecturer and from 2009 to 2014 he has been Reader in Cardiovascular Physiology in the Faculty of Science, Liverpool JM University, Liverpool, UK.

Since 2007, he is professor of Cardiology in the Board of Cardiology at UMG and from 2012 to 2017 he has been the Chief of the Board.

He received several awards with the following most significant: 2009, Young Investigator Award, European Society of Cardiology; 2009, Scholar in Cardiology from the Italian Society of Cardiology; and 2009, Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.

Prof. Torella serves as regular reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals and he has published 101 peer-reviewed papers (H-index 39, Impact Factor=794, Total Citations 9021).

As PI, he has received/holds the following grants: PRIN2007, AIRC MFAG-2008, FIRB Futuro in Ricerca 2008, the Italian Ministry of Health (MoH) Young Investigator Grant 2008, the 2009 Framework Program 7 CARE-MI, FIRB Futuro in Ricerca 2012, the Italian MoH Young Investigator Grant 2012 and PRIN2017.
His main areas of research are on cardiac stem cell biology and their regenerative potential and on smooth muscle cell plasticity regulating vascular remodeling.