Published: 2022-04-11 13:07 | Updated: 2022-04-11 13:32

SSMF Postdoctoral grant awarded to BioNut

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Francesca Castoldi. Photo: Private

A researcher at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, has received the SSMF (Svenska Sällskapet för medicinsk forskning) postdoctoral grant of SEK 3 million for three years, for a project on "Anti-senescence Immunotherapy for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis”.

We wish to congratulate Francesca Castoldi, at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition (BioNut)! The SSMF potdoctoral grant is a three-year grant in medical science intended to give the recipients the opportunity to obtain qualifications to enable them to establish themselves as independent researchers.

In her project, "Anti-senescence Immunotherapy for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis”, Francesca will elaborate innovative immunotherapy interventions to promote the elimination of pro-fibrotic senescent cells by host immune cells, with the ultimate purpose to improve the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis.