Dr Dario Pacitti
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
01392 72 6024
Medical School Building F.08C
Medical School Building, St Luke's Campus, Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Dr Pacitti graduated with a BSc in Pharmacology before obtaining his PhD in Cell biology and Genetics from St George’s, University of London. After his PhD, he continued his work as postdoctoral research assistant at St George’s University of London, where he investigated the role of thymidine phosphorylase in CNS maintenance and collaborated on progressing a European clinical trial for a novel enzyme replacement therapy for Mitochondrial Neurogastrointestinal Encephalomyopathy (MNGIE). His research background is therefore in rare mitochondrial and neurological disorders. He is deeply interested in inflammation in the context of lung and CNS diseases, with a particular interest in disease modelling using complex in vitro systems such as 3-D cultures and organoids.
He has now joined Professor Matt Whiteman as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Inflammatory Pharmacology, working on mitochondria-targeted H2S donors against inflammation.
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariopacitti/ (Linkedin)
- https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dario_Pacitti2 (ResearchGate)
- https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6230-0266 (ORCID)
- BSc (Hons)
Research group links
Mitochondrial biology, inflammation, iPSCs, disease modelling, gene editing, transcriptomics, organoids, respiratory diseases.
- Currently investigating the efficacy of mitochondria-targeted H2S donors in lung disease.