I’m Matteo Signor, an Italian researcher and former student of Medical Biotechnologies Master’s degree course at the University of Padova. My research topic concerns the study of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in muscle and cartilage.
My Research Interests
I’ve always been fascinated by cell biology, in fact I took my bachelor degree in Biotechnologies and my Master’s degree in Medical Biotechnologies, both at the University of Padova. These expanded my knowledge in molecular medicine and increased even more my interests in medical research.I started my work experience, as a bachelor thesis student, in Prof. Luisa Gorza’s laboratory (Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova), which gave me the opportunity to study skeletal muscle structure and function. Here I analised the changes in the hindlimb skeletal muscles of rats after sciatic nerve denervation.Afterwards, during my Master’s thesis internship, I joined Prof. Paolo Bonaldo’s laboratory (Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova), where I improved my knowledge in the molecular aspects of skeletal muscles. Here I investigated the remodeling of the skeletal muscle extracellular matrix (ECM) of Antxr2-deficient mice at several timepoints, from youth to older age.These experiences raised even more my interests in the research field, especially in ECM. For this reason I wanted to take part in the CHANGE network.