Cardiocentro Ticino Institute, Lugano (Switzerland)
Lucio Barile is group leader of the Laboratory for Cardiovascular Theranostics at Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino, EOC and Adjunct Professor at Università Svizzera italiana. He holds a master degree in Pharmacy and PhD in Experimental Medicine from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy. He was part of a research team that developed a method for the isolation of adult human cardiac progenitor cells at Institute of Molecular Cardiobiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. Barile worked as PostDoc in the Department of Molecular Medicine at ICGEB Trieste-Component, and he was Research Scientist from 2009 to 2011 at Department of Biotechnology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy. He moved to ICCT in 2011 as senior scientist. At ICCT he established a research topic of secreted extracellular vesicles in cardiovascular diseases resulting in a publications among the very first reports on such topic.