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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Dr Krasnodembskaya is open to PhD applications from motivated and enthusiastic students who is interested in Mesenchymal Stem Cells biology and therapeutic applications in lung diseases. Potential PhD projects on the following topics are available (the list is not exhaustive) :
Investigation of the role of MSC exosomal miRNAs in epithelial and endothelial repair in ARDS
The role of MSC mitochondrial transfer in lung regeneration
The role of apoptosis in MSC therapeutic effects in ARDS


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Personal profile

Research Statement

Krasnodembskaya’s research group works with Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) and MSC derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) with the  particular focus  on the MSC based   cell therapy for acute and chronic lung diseases.  Our central goal is to understand how MSC (and their EVs) work in the context of the injury microenvironment, how MSC modulate reparative capacities of the host cells and if we can enhance MSC therapeutic potential. We hope that this research will allow to develop better cell therapies as well as to  identify new therapeutic targets. The current research projects are investigating effects of MSC EVs on pulmonary macrophage polarisation and MSC EV modulation of distal lung endothelial and epithelial cell functions. Given difficulties in  appling  the knowledge gained in animal models in a logical way to the human disease process, we have strong interest in physiologically relevant models of the human lung tissue such as organoids, lung-on-chip and decel-recel approach.  In our work we actively use a novel organoid model of the distal lung based on primary human cells (established by us) and a model of ex vivo cultured lung slices.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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