Gianluca Verlengia, PhD

University of Ferrara
Department of Medical Sciences
Section of Pharmacology
via Fossato di Mortara 17-19
44121 Ferrara, Italy

Personal data:
Marital status:
Nationality: Italian
Date of birth:
March 15th, 1983
Place of birth: Termoli, Italy
Education:

High School Diploma (2002) – Liceo scientifico “Alfano da Termoli” – Termoli
Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnologies – University of Ferrara. (2005) Thesis: “Caratterizzazione di una delezione nel gene del fattore di Von Willebrand attraverso espressione in vitro e studi funzionali”- 104/110 – Tutor: Prof. Mirko Pinotti
Master’s Degree in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies (2009) University of Ferrara. Thesis: “Ipossia nei tumori solidi: possibile ruolo della proteina mitocondriale IF1” – 110/110 – Tutor: Dr. Michelangelo Campanella
Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Molecular Oncology– Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine – Section of Pharmacology – University of Ferrara – (2010-2012). Thesis: “Construction of replication-defective herpes simplex viral vectors for targeting the Lhx2 gene in the central nervous system” Tutors: Dr. Michele Simonato, Dr. Joseph C. Glorioso.

Professional Background:
Research Fellow: Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Pharmacology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (May 2009 to December 2009)
Research Fellow: Department of Physiology, University College of London, London, United Kingdom (March 2008 to July 2008)
Research Fellow: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Section of Molecular Biology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (March 2005 to December 2005)
Research Fellow: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (June 2010 to August 2010)
Research Fellow: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (October 2011 to November 2012)

Scientific activity:

D Rodi, A Buzzi, M Barbieri, S Zucchini, G Verlengia, A Binaschi, D Regoli, A Boschi, B Ongali, R Couture, M Simonato: Bradykinin B2 Receptors Increase Hippocampal Excitability And Susceptibility To Seizures In Mice.. Neuroscience 06/2013;

Silvia Zucchini, Anna Pittaluga, Egidio Brocca-Cofano, Maria Summa, Marina Fabris, Rita De Michele, Angela Bonaccorsi, Graziella Busatto, Giuseppe Barbanti-Brodano, Giuseppe Altavilla, Gianluca Verlengia, Pierangelo Cifelli, Alfredo Corallini, Antonella Caputo, Michele Simonato: Increased excitability in tat-transgenic mice: role of tat in HIV-related neurological disorders.. Neurobiology of Disease 02/2013;

Pierangelo Cifelli, Eleonora Palma, Cristina Roseti, Gianluca Verlengia, Michele Simonato: Changes in the sensitivity of GABAA current rundown to drug treatments in a model of temporal lobe epilepsy.. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 01/2013; 7:108.