Caterina is graduated in Biotechnology in 2005 and in Health Biology in 2007 and received her Ph.D. in Environmental Medicine in 2011 (University of Padova). Since 2008 she has been active in university research and teaching, in the field of Cell Biology and Histology. Since 2017 she collaborates with the “Fascial Manipulation Association”, as a member of the research team of Prof. Carla Stecco, and actually she has a post-doc research grant at the Institute of Human Anatomy of the University of Padova, Department of Neurosciences.
Winner of the 2019 University Cooperation call, and of the “Fascia Research – Young Scientist Award”, conferred in August 2020 by the Fascia Research Charity.
She is author of numerous researches on cellular and molecular aspects of fascia, in particular the regulation of the extracellular matrix of the fascia according to hormonal levels or chemical stimuli such as endocannabinoids, the quantification of hyaluronan in fascia and the study of its physic-chemical properties, and the characterization of fasciacytes.