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Marcella Spinaci

Associate Professor

Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences

Academic discipline: VET/02 Veterinary Physiology

Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION AND POSITION OBTAINED

1989. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy - D.V.M

1992. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy - Ph.D.

1993-1996. Fellowship of the National Council for Research

1996-2000. Non permanent Professor

2000. Permanent researcher (VET/02 Veterinary Physiology), Department of Veterinary Morphophysiology and Animal Production, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna.

2010. Associate Professor (Veterinary Physiology), Department of Veterinary Medical Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna.

THEACHING

1996-1998. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, Diploma Course in Animal Production, curriculum Aquaculture and Mariculture. Course of Physiology of Animal Reproduction

1998-2003. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, Degree in Veterinary Biotechnology. Course of Domestic Animal Physiology

2004-2009. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Degree in Science and Technology of Animal Production. Course of Domestic Animal Physiology

2009-present. University of Bologna, Degree in Animal production and control of wildlife. Course of Animal Physiology

2014-2017. Biotechnologies applied to Animal Production (Integrated Course), Degree in Safety and Quality in Animal Production. University of Bologna.

2014-present. Veterinary Physiology and Endocrinology. Degree in Animal Biotechnology. University of Bologna

 

APPOINTMENTS

2007-10. Member of the Program Committee of Ph. D. Course in Veterinary morphophysiology and biotecnology

2009- 2012. Member of the Program Committee of Ph. D. Course in Veterinary morphophysiology, pathology and biotechnological application

May 2013- 2018. Member of the Research Committee of the Department of Veterinary Medical Science

2014 - 2017. Member of the University Research Evaluation Commettee, University of Bologna

2015- 2018. Member of the Program Committee of Ph. D. Course in Veterinary Science

2015- 2018. President of the Research Committee of the Department of Veterinary Medical Science

2020 – present. Scientific Director of the Veterinary library

2020 – present. Member of the “Comitato d’indirizzo Scientifico” of the “Sistema bibliotecario di Ateneo”, University of Bologna

 

SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION TO:

- LIFE18 GREEN4BLUE “GREEning the BLUE canals infrastructure f Reno basin to enhance ecosystems connectivity and services”

-Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna 2015-2016: Antioxidant substances and optimization of the gamete cryopreservation techniques: a comparative study in human and swine.

- Fondazione del Monte Di Bologna e Ravenna 2009-2010: Cryopreservation of human and animal gametes.

-Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna 2007: Identification of animal and plant substances for human health.

-PRIN 2005: Paracrine regulation of the angiogenetic process during swine corpora lutea development and regression.

-PRIN 2003: Role of leptin on the development of mammary gland and throughout lactation in dairy cow.

- PRIN 2002: Study of vascular dynamic regulating factors in corpora lutea: relation with apoptosis activation.

-FIRB 2001-2003: Relationship between neuro-hormonal/endocrine-metabolic status and reproductive performances in bovine and swine species during periods characterized by different energy requirements.

-PRIN 2001: Sperm DNA remodelling at fertilization, exploitation for the use of exogenous DNA

- Progetto Pluriennale di Ateneo 2000: Epigenetic modification of parental genomes by the oocyte.

-PRIN 2000: Possibility of improving the resistance to cold temperatures of oocytes and embryos by inducing structural modifications of the expression of anti-stress factors.

-PRIN 1999: Relationship between vascularization and luteal function.

- PRIN 1998: The role of apoptosis in ovarian dynamics of domestic species.

-Ricerca Fondamentale Orientata (ex 60%) 2004; 2005; 2006, 2007.

PEER REVIEW:

- Animal Reproduction Science

- Theriogenology

- Reproduction in Domestic Animals

- Reproduction Fertility and Development

- Reproduction

- Veterinary Medicine International

- Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

- Animal reproduction

- Asian Journal of Andrology

- International Journal of Molecular Sciences

- Research in Veterinary Science

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

S.I.S.Vet, Società Italiana delle Scienze Veterinarie

SOFIVet, Società Italiana di Fisiologia Veterinaria

RESEARCH TOPICS

  • In vitro maturation, fertilization and embryonic development in swine, cattle and mouse
  • Role gonadotropins in preventing apoptosis of pig follicular somatic cells
  • Maternal and paternal chromatin remodelling in mouse oocyte
  • Hsp localization and function in domestic animal spermatozoa
  • Sexing of boar, stallion and dog sperm by flow cytometry
  • Capacitation and acrosome reaction of spermatozoa
  • Effect of plant polyphenols on gamete physiology and cryopreservation
  • Pesticide side effects on gonadal function and gamete physiology

PUBLICATIONS

  • Peer-reviewed journals: 77 (h-index 22)
  • Other articles: 4
  • Abstracts: 108

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