Valeria Graceffa, Ph.D., is an Assistant Lecturer in biopharmaceutical sciences and a Principal Investigator at the Cellular Health & Toxicology Research Group (CHAT) and at the Mathematical Modelling & Intelligent Systems for Science & Health (MISHE), at the Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland. Graceffa received her doctorate in biomedical engineering from the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center (SBE) at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.  Her research interest includes the development of novel cell-based and gene therapies for tissue engineering