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Teresa Mezza

PhD Student
Center for Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart - Rome, Italy

Research Interests

  • Glucose Disposal  (Clamp Studies in Humans and Animal models)
  • Insulin Secretion
    • Islet Biology
    • Insulin Signaling
    • Incretin  Physiology
    • Islet Plasticity

Academic Career

  • Catholic University, Rome - Italy
    • School of Medicine (2010)  
    • Board Certified in Endocrinology  and Metabolic Disease (2016)
    • PhD Program in Sciences of Nutrition, Metabolism, Ageing and Gender Pathologies (2017-present; Mentor: A. Giaccari)
  • Research Fellow, Section of Islet Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Joslin Diabetes Center-Harvard Medical School, Boston (MA) – PI: Rohit N. Kulkarni MD (2012-2013)
  • Research Fellowships from EFSD, SID and ESPEN (2012-2013)
  • Young investigator Prize 2016 awarded by the Italian Diabetes Society
  • Early investigator Award, Endocrine Society (2017)
  • Lilly Fellowship award, EFSD (2017)
  • Rising Star Fellowship EFSD (2017) and lecture


  • Investigating the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes with a comprehensive approach, including glucose metabolism, insulin secretion, and islets
  • Providing  important insights into planning new therapeutic approaches to counter and/or prevent the development of diabetes
  • Transferring research experience in the clinical practice, with a deeper insight into how research can concretely improve the daily medical practice on patients