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Davide Martelli

Associate Professor

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/09 Physiology

Short Bio

Davide Martelli is the discoverer of the splanchnic anti-inflammatory pathway, the efferent arm of the inflammatory reflex, an endogenous neural reflex that controls immune function during the course of an infection. Davide Martelli completed his PhD (2009) at the University of Bologna. In 2010, he moved to the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (Melbourne, Australia) to study the sympathetic control of immune function, with Prof Robin McAllen and Prof Michael McKinley. In 2016, he returned to Bologna, where he became Associate Professor of Physiology (2022) at the University of Bologna. He has won several awards for his studies, including an Early Career/Postdoctoral Award from the American Physiological Society (2014) and an IBRO Return Home Fellowship (2015). He is member of the working group of the University of Bologna for the “emerging infectious diseases”.

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