Valentina Dini, Italy


Valentina Dini received her medical degree (2000) and her residency (2005) in Dermatology at the University of Pisa, where she doctorated in Immunology and Technology of Transplantation in 2009, also completing a fellowship in wound healing (2006) at the University of Miami. For 3 years she was post-doctoral fellow at the Division of Dermatology of the University of Pisa. Currently, she is a researcher at the University of Pisa pursuing her research work mainly at the Division of Dermatology. Her research interests are tissue repair of chronic wounds and psoriasis. She has designed and conducted clinical trials to evaluate novel therapies for psoriasis. The major part of her activities was focused on setting up her laboratory of non-invasive diagnostic techniques for skin assessment.  She has ongoing collaborations with the dept. of rheumatology and the dept. of chemistry in a variety of preclinical and clinical studies.  Efforts of her laboratory continue to be focused on all aspects of translational research in wound healing and psoriasis.  Dr. Dini’s scientific accomplishments resulted in numerous publications in prominent scientific journals.  She continues to dedicate her efforts to research, education through supervising clinical care of our residents and providing clinical and dermatopathology teaching cases as well as frequently participating in research projects and teaching in national and international conferences. In 2012 Dr. Dini joined as a co-investigator an international research group which was the recipient of an European Union 7th FrameWork Programme grant. She is a member of a Tuscan committee for the guidelines development of psoriatic patients management. She is president of the International School of Tissue Repair (SIRTES) since 2010. She is the author of several papers, lectures to international conferences and chapters in international books. She is in the editorial board of Acta Vulnologica and Chronic wound care and Research journals.  Academic teaching activities:
University of Pisa, School of Medicine, 3rd year students
University of Torino, School of Medicine, Master degree students
International School of Tissue Repair, Faculty
University of Pisa, School of medicine, Master degree students.