Carla Di Dedda, PhD

Dr. Carla Di Dedda is a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Transplantation Immunology Lab at the Diabetes Research institute in Milan. She holds a MS in Medical Biotechnology and a PhD in Molecular Medicine from San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.

Carla’s work is focused on the characterization of GLUT1 blockade as a strategy to control activation of autoreactive T cells in patients with T1D following pancreas or islet transplantation. Carla spent 18 months in Alberto Pugliese’s lab at City of Hope, where she studied T cell subsets and the relative expression of GLUT1 in patients with T1D and SPK patients experiencing autoimmunity recurrence.