Valentina Pucino

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

Dr Valentina Pucino is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, Department of Rheumatology, University of Birmingham (UK). During her clinical and scientific training in Clinical Immunology at the University Federico II of Naples (Italy), she explored the mechanisms linking the breach of immune tolerance and cell metabolism in autoimmunity. She joined the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) where she obtained her PhD supported by the Versus Arthritis - Clinical Research Fellowship working on the role of lactate, a metabolic intermediate, in the regulation of immune responses in health and disease. In 2019 she joined the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham to investigate the immunometabolic pathways regulating autoimmune responses in rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren's syndrome.

 

Her research focuses at assessing the role of immunometabolism in the pathogenesis of immune mediated inflammatory disorders especially autoimmune rheumatic disorders for the identification of new biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets.

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Medicine, Queen Mary University

    Investigating the lactate/SLC5A12-induced metabolic pathway in chronic inflammation

    1 Mar 2016 - 1 Mar 2019
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II

    SPECIFIC INVOLVEMENT OF CONVENTIONAL AND REGULATORY CD4+ T CELLS IN TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR RECEPTOR-ASSOCIATED PERIODIC SYNDROME (TRAPS)

    1 May 2010 - 1 May 2015
  • Bachelor of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II

    Role of pro-angiogenic factors from human lung mast cells

    1 Sep 2003 - 1 Sep 2009

Willingness to take PhD students

Yes

PhD projects

immunology, inflammation, metabolism

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