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Davide Martelli

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/09 Physiology

Short Bio

Davide Martelli started his doctoral studies in 2005 at the University of Bologna. It is during these years that he demonstrated how REM sleep is associated with a fully operant osmoregulatory control but an impairment of thermoregulation. In the following two years (2009-2010), during his postdoc studies, he contributed to reveal that the inhibition of neurons in the raphé pallidus induces a torpor-like state in the rat. In 2010, he moved to the Florey Institute in Melbourne, Australia, where he began his studies on the neural control of immune function. It is from this research that he identified the existence of a neural reflex that controls inflammation. The efferent motor pathway of this reflex is purely sympathetic and travels into the splanchnic sympathetic nerves. In 2016 he returned to Bologna. Davide has won several awards, amongst them the early career/postdoctoral investigator award from the American Physiological Society in 2014 and an IBRO fellowship in 2015. He is member of the American Physiological Society, the Society for Neuroscience, the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience and the Australasian Society for Neuroscience. Go to the Curriculum vitae


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Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Neuromotorie
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