Claudia Sestito

Postdoctoral researcher
Team Member

Short CV

2016-presentPostdoctoral researcherVU University Amsterdam and UvA (University of Amsterdam), NL
2012-2016PhD candidate as part Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN)VU university medical center, Amsterdam, NL
2009-2011Master of Science in Molecular and cellular biologyUniversity of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
2006-2009Bachelor of Science in Molecular and cellular biologyUniversity of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Research

Major Depressive disorder (MDD) is a common psychiatric disorder with high levels of morbidity and mortality. Recent research has revealed that alteration in astrocytes are associated with MDD pathology. In the current research we will reprogram fibroblast derived from either healthy controls or patients affected by MDD into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and differentiate these iPSCs into astrocytes. Those cell type will be studied in order to determine the biological pathways underlying MDD pathology.

Contact info

Address:

VU University
De Boelelaan 1085, W&N Bldg, Room B-602
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Telephone:
E-mail:c.sestito@vumc.nl