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Valeria Graceffa, Ph.D., is an Assistant Lecturer in biopharmaceutical sciences and a Principal Investigator at the Cellular Health & Toxicology Research Group (CHAT) 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 include the development of novel cell-based and gene therapies for tissue engineering and exploiting the potential of oxidative stress for cancer treatment. 

Researching cystinosis is important because I believe that science should remove disparities between people