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Dr. Raucci is Group Leader of the Cardiovascular Aging Unit at Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Italy (2014-Present). She got the B-Sc in Biology (1999) and PhD in “Biological Processes and Biomolecules” (2002) at Second University of Naples, Italy. She spent part of the PhD and Post-doc at New York University (2001-2004) studying the role of Fibroblast Growth Factors in bone development. Then, she was Post-doc at San Raffaele Institute (2005-2010), studying the role of RAGE and HMGB1 in inflammation and, later, became Staff Scientist in the Laboratory of Regenerative Medicine at CCM (2011-2014). The focus of her research is the molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling cardiovascular aging and associated dysfunctions.