Dr. Anthi Ranella is an Assistant Researcher at IESL-FORTH and leads the Tissue Engineering –Regenerative Medicine and Immuno-engineering Lab (TERMIM Lab). She received her received PhD in 2005 from the Department of Biology of University of Crete.
Her fields of interests comprise mainly the study of the basic biological and biophysical processes at the molecular and cellular level, the understanding of the physicochemical mechanisms that take place at the interface between cells and biomaterials in micro / nano scale and the examination of the potential medical and/or clinical applications of optimized artificial tissue scaffolds.
In the interdisciplinary area of her interest three post-doctoral research scientists, three PhD, two MSc and two undergraduate students, originated from different scientific fields, are employed. Her research activities have led to the granting of two patents, she has published 39 peer reviewed papers with more than 1200 citations (Scopus h index: 18), 4 chapters in international scientific books, while she serves as a reviewer in many peer-review journals.