University of Ferrara
Department of Medical Sciences
Section of Pharmacology
via Fossato di Mortara 17-19
44121 Ferrara, Italy
Date of birth: January 18, 1965
Place of birth: Bologna, Italy
Laurea in Medicinal Chemistry, July 1989, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. Final score: 110/110, cum laude.
High School Diploma, (Diploma di Maturità Classica), July 1983, Liceo Ginnasio Statale “L. Ariosto”, Ferrara.
CNR Fellowship. Center for Neural Recovery and Riabilitation Research, Helen Hayes Hospital, West Havestraw, New York, USA. Prof Helen Scharfmann (March 28 to April 27, 2004).
Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Institute of Pharmacology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (1998-2000)
Research assistant. Interdipartment Biotecnology Center. Institute of Pharmacology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (1996-1998).
Doctoral Research Fellow. Institute of Microbiology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. (January 1990 to October 1995).
Intern. Institute of Microbiology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy 1989.
Second tutor of laurea theses. School of Biology, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Biotechnology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara (2003 to present).
Author of 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals (see Publications)
Current project: Involvement of neurotrophic factors in epilepsy: study of underlied neuroprotective mechanisms
Technical competences: DNA molecular cloning, protein expression analysis, PCR reactions, cell cultures, cell cloning , primary cell cultures, immunohystochemical and immunofluorescence techniques, fluorescent binding, fluorescent microscopy, epileptic models (pilocarpine and kainate)