Dr Monica Salamone
Monica is a PhD specialist in biochemistry. She has studied proteins and proteolytic enzymes with microbial and marine origin for use in regenerative medicine and industry, with a major focus on collagenases and proteases for cell isolation. She was trained in Miami at the Diabetes Research Institute - University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, on cell enzymatic extraction from pancreas of rodents, purification of Langerhans islets and related techniques. Dr Salamone will be responsible for islet isolation protocols and for the islet transplantation animal models in DRIVE.