Dr Martina Calore has graduated in Biotechnology with specialisation in Human Genetics at Padova University. Subsequently, she obtained her PhD in Cardiovascular Sciences in Padova. During these years, she acquired a wide experience on genetic analyses performed both with traditional methods and with next generation sequencing (NGS) and on the interpretation of the variants detected in patients affected with inherited cardiomyopathies. She also focussed on the identification of novel genes involved in arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) by coupling genetic and functional studies. After her PhD, she collaborated with BMR genomics (Padova, Italy) in a project aimed at developing a technical and analytical strategy to analyze by NGS a panel of genes involved in different cardiomyopathies. In 2015, thanks to a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship, she started working in the Department of Cardiology of Maastricht University under the supervision of Prof. Leon de Windt in order to investigate the role of microRNAs in the pathogenesis of ACM.
Since 2018, she has been Assistant Professor at Maastricht University. Her research is focussed on the generation of novel in vivo and in vitro models for ACM in order to study the pathogenic mechanisms of the disease and to develop novel therapeutic strategies. She supervises PhD students and is involved in teaching in the courses of Genetics and Molecular Biology at Maastricht Science Program and Human Genetics, Reproduction and Prenatal Development at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.