Rivolta lab

In the Rivolta lab, we are using stem cells to replace those that connect the ear with the brain. We are also exploring their potential use with cochlear implants. This is because sensory cells in our ears are meant to last a lifetime; when they are lost we become permanently deaf.

Lab Members:

Daniela Cacciabue

Dr Daniela Cacciabue

Research Assistant and Associate University Teacher

Studying the differentiation of transplanted human otic progenitors in vivo.

Dr Leila Abbas

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Studying transplanted human otic progenitors and their interaction with the host.

Dr Ae-Ri Ji

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Exploring the differentiation of human otic progenitors in vitro.