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Federica Fontana

Ph.D. student in Zoophysiology Group 

Department of Biochemistry & Biology

University of Potsdam

Phone: (0331) 977 5539

Email: fontanatuni-potsdamde





University of Milan, Italy 

MSc, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2014  


University of Milan, Italy  

BSc, Biological Sciences, 2012,   


Research Interests  

I’m interested in understanding how the developing heart, and in particular the endocardium, specializes into different chambers and cells with different morphology, such as the cushion cells at the atrioventricular canal. I’m also interested in elucidating what determines in cells the responsiveness to blood flow-induced shear stress.