Dr Daria Nurzynska is a University Researcher and Assistant Professor at the University of Naples “Federico II”. She earned her medical degree at the Medical University in Warsaw and obtained a two-year fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the New York Medical College. Then, pursuing an academic career in both research and education, she obtained her Ph.D. title in Clinical and Pathological Morphology from the University of Naples “Federico II” and was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Practical Anatomy from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne. Dr Nurzynska became a member of the faculty of the School in Medicine and Surgery in 2010. Since then, she has conducted research on stem cells and myocardial regeneration, with particular focus on the origin of adult human cardiac stem cells and methods for the enhancement of cardiac tissue regeneration. She has authored or co-authored over 30 scientific articles (research papers, scientific reviews, editorials, book chapters). Currently, she teaches several undergraduate and postgraduate anatomy courses, including lectures and practical classes in gross and microscopic anatomy for the students of the Italian and English division of the course in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Naples "Federico II".