Ivonne Ronchetti, PhD, is full professor of General Pathology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She is the Rector's delegate for Student's Affairs and for orientation activities to newcomers to university. She has been working on the oxidative metabolism of cultured cells and isolated mitochondria, and, more recently, her interest is mainly devoted to the structure, macromolecolar organization and chemical composition of soft connective tissues, with particular attention to elastin and to elastic fibers both in physiological and in pathological conditions.
a) oxidative metabolism of isolated mitochondria and of cultured cells; b) structure, macromolecular organization and chemical composition of soft connective tissues; c) pathogenic mechanisms of connective tissue alterations in experimental and genetic disorders; d) calcification of elastic fibers in patients with ABCC6 mutations (PXE) as well as in beta-thalassemia and inherited disorders with ectopic mineralization.
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