I graduated from the Università degli Studi di Ferrara (Italy) with a BS and MS in engineering of materials (2000),
and a Ph.D. in mathematics (2004).
My main area of expertise is the mathematical and computational modeling of complex fluid flows arising in engineering
and biomedical applications, inlcuding the study of blood flow in the cardiovascular system
and the resulting nonlinear mathematical problems involving fluid-structure interactions.
I have particularly contributed to the modeling of ocular biophysics, pioneering the mathematical
description of the fluid-structure interactions involved in ocular blood flow and their clinical applications.
My scientific contributions include patents, books, book chapters, major review articles, original research articles and
My research has been supported by several funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation and the European Commission.
Theoretical predictions on the relationship between intraocular pressure, blood pressure, ocular perfusion and glaucoma have been
confirmed by an
independent population-based including nearly 10,000 individuals.
Presentations at 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association
for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, April 29 - May 2, 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
[oral]Analysis of IOP and CSF alterations on ocular biomechanics and lamina cribrosa hemodynamics.
L. Sala, C. Prud’homme, G. Guidoboni, M. Szopos, B.A. Siesky, A. Harris.
[poster]Relationship between intraocular pressure, blood pressure and cerebrospinal fluid pressure:
a theoretical approach.
G. Guidoboni, F. Salerni, R. Repetto, M. Szopos, A. Harris
[poster]A theoretical study of the role of conformational properties of transepithelial
ion pumps on aqueous humor production.
R. Sacco, L. Sala, A.G. Mauri, D. Messenio, G. Guidoboni, B.A. Siesky, A. Harris.