Fontini Debonera is a Penn Geriatrics fellow from Greece. She originally came to the U.S. from Greece as a PhD student. She attended the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, spending some of her residency training in the UK before completing her training in Philadelphia. Dr. Fontini is interested in the research of aging biopaths, as it seeks to understand the genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms that make aging a major risk factor and driver of common chronic conditions and diseases of older adults. She is also interested in interventions via immunomodulators that can change the frailty trajectory. She looks forward to working with inspiring mentors, in a milieu of laboratories and faculty that can support her publication activity and opportunities to teach students and residents. For the future, Dr. Fontini aspires to follow a path in geriatrics that will combine clinical work as well as basic or clinical research preferably in a robust academic setting conducive to innovation and commitment to academic excellence.
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