Francesca Boccafoschi is Associate Professor at Department of Health Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale in Novara.
She possesses a degree in Biological Sciences (2001), and received a doctoral degree in Molecular Medicine (2007) at University of Piemonte Orientale.
Since 2014 Dr. Boccafoschi is adjunct Professor at Laval University (Quebec City, QC, Canada).
She is Member of National and International Scientific Societies, in some of them as member of the Advisory Board: Società Italiana di Biomateriali (SIB – Board Member), Società Italiana di Medicine e Chirurgia Rigenerativa Polispecialistica (SIMCRI – Scientific Board Member), Indo-Italian Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Forum (IIF – Board Member), Sociétè Canadienne de Biomateriaux-Canadian Biomaterial Society (SCB-CBS), Società Italiana di Anatomia e Istologia (SIAI).
She is member of Advisory Board of International and National Scientific Journals: The ScientificWorldJournal (section: Tissue Engineering) since 08/2011; Archivio Italiano di Andrologia e Urologia (section: Anatomical Sciences) since 09/2012; Biomedical Engineering since 11/2012; Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials JABFM (section: cardiovascular) since 03/2015; Chemistry (section: biocompatible materials and coatings) since 03/2015.
Reviewer for several scientific international journals: Biomaterials (ISSN: 0142-9612), Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ISSN: 1738-2696), Journal of Cellular Physiology (ISSN: 1097-4652), Cell Adhesion and Migration (ISSN: 1933-6918), Biotechnology and Bioengineering (ISSN: 1097-0290), International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067), Acta Biomaterialia (ISSN: 1742-7061), Journal of Applied Biomaterials – Functional Materials (e-ISSN 2280-8000).
Research interests mainly include cardiovascular tissue engineering, mechanical stresses applied to cell cultures, materials bio- and hemo-compatibility.
She has authored 47 original articles, holds 1 patent. Her H-index is 11 (2004-2014).
She presented more than 50 congresses worldwide, some of them as keynotes and invited speaker.