Arianna Bianchi

Dr. Arianna Bianchi

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I completed my undergraduate honours degree in Biological Sciences in 2009 at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and graduated with an MSc in Medical Genetics at Newcastle University in 2010.

My PhD project was completed at Newcastle University under the supervision of Prof Colin Jahoda (Durham University) in the field of Regenerative Medicine focusing on corneal stem cell biology with a project entitled: “Epithelial-mesenchymal interactions in the cornea – development of a novel 3D culture cornea model and progress towards environmental reprogramming of cornea epithelium”.

I joined the Fibrosis Research Group at Newcastle University in May 2016 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a 3 year post funded by the MRC investigating how lifestyle factors influence epigenetic ageing in humans and experimental models.


  • PhD – Regenerative Medicine – Institute of Genetic Medicine - Newcastle University
  • MSc – Medical Genetics – Institute of Genetic Medicine - Newcastle University
  • BSc (Honours) – Biological Sciences - Heriot-Watt University