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Francesca Cinti

Resident in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
Research Fellow in Diabetes
Center for Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli - IRCCS
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

Research Interests

  • Islet morphology and plasticity
  • Beta cell dedifferentiation
  • Pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes
  • Insulin sensitivity and secretion (Clamp Studies in Humans)
  • Miocardial insulin sensitivity
  • Adipose organ (white and brown transdifferentiation)

Academic Career

  •  Universit√† Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona - Italy:
    • MD (2010)
    • PhD in Experimental and Clinical Medicine (2015)
  • Research fellow, Columbia University, NYC (NY)
    • Mentor: Domenico Accili (2013 – 2014)
  • Catholic University, Rome - Italy:
    • Resident and Research fellow in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Mentor: Andrea Giaccari


  • To refine my skills in clinical diabetes, research and communication
  • To find new perspectives for my researches on beta cell fate in human pathophysiology
  • To learn new approaches to deepen the role of beta cell function and morphology in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes
  • To start new research outsights under the mentorship of an outstanding scientist