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Stefano Bastianini

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/09 Physiology

Curriculum vitae

Education

2005 School of Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Italy. First Level Degree obtained cum laude, with experimental thesis on “The cardiovascular regulation during sleep in a model of essential hypertension”. Supervisor: Prof. Carlo Franzini.

2007 School of Medical Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Italy. Second Level Degree obtained cum laude, with experimental thesis on “Central and baroreflex control in spontaneously hypertensive rats during wake-sleep cycle”. Supervisor: Prof. Carlo Franzini.

2008-2010 Attended Ph.D. Course in Applied Physiology and Pathophysiology at the Department of Human and General Physiology of the University of Bologna, Italy. Experimental thesis on “Sleep-related changes in blood pressure in Hypocretin-deficient narcoleptic mice”. Supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Silvani.

2011-2013 Post-Doc at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences of the University of Bologna, Italy.

2013-2014 Post-Doc at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Scholarship was paid by the foundation “Märta och Gunnar V. Philipsons Stiftelse”.

2014-2015 Post-Doc at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences of the University of Bologna, Italy.

2015-2017 Post-Doc at the Institute of Neurological Sciences (IRCCS), Bologna, Italy.

2017-2018 Post-Doc at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences of the University of Bologna, Italy.

2018 Junior Assistant Professor in Physiology at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences of the University of Bologna, Italy.

2019-today Senior Assistant Professor in Physiology at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences of the University of Bologna, Italy.

2017: National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in Phhysiology (05/D1)

 

Foreign languages:

English (B2)

 

Research activity

From 2004 to present: has been collaborating to the experimental activity of the research group directed firstly by Prof. Carlo Franzini and then by Prof. Giovanna Zoccoli, at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences of the University of Bologna, as an undergraduate student (2004 - 2007), as PhD student (2008 - 2010) and then as Post-Doc (2011- 2013; 2014-2015).

From 2013-2014: has been collaborating as Post-Doc to the project “Cotinine: a powerful but unrecognized developmental cardiovascular toxin?” under the supervision of Dr. Gary Cohen at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and the supervision of Prof. Alessandro Silvani, of the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences of Bologna, Italy.

From 2015 to present: has been collaborating to the experimental activity of the research group directed by Dr. Mino Zucchelli and Dr. Matteo Cerri at the Institute of Neurological Sciences of Bologna, Italy.

From 2015 to present: has been collaborating to the experimental activity on CDKL5 research of the group directed by Prof. Elisabetta Ciani, at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences of the University of Bologna, Italy.

Membership, Scientific Societies:


From 2005 to 2012: Italian Sleep Research Society (SIRS)

From 2008 to present: European Sleep Research Society (ESRS)

From 2008 to present: Italian Physiology Society (SIF)

From 2012 to present: Italian Association of Sleep Medicine (AIMS)

From 2017 to present: World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM)

Travel Grants and Fellowships

2006: Travel Grant, SIRS congress in Milan

2007: Travel Grant, SIRS congress in Florence

2008-2010: ESRS-EU Marie-Curie Project, Training in Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine

2008: Travel Grant, XIX ESRS congress in Glasgow, UK

2008: Travel Grant, 59° SIF congress in Cagliari

2008: Travel Grant, SIRS in Trieste

2010: Travel Grant, XX ESRS congress in Lisbon, Portugal

2011: Travel Grant, SIRS in L’Aquila

2011: Grant for the SIF Physiology and Biophysics Course “New technologies for the study of the central nervous system”, in Genoa, Italy.

2011: Travel Grant for the 6th international workshop on Sleep in Moscow, Russia

2013: Travel Grant, SIRS in Rome.

2013: ESRS Travel Grant for Young Scientist Researchers, Lyon, France.

2014: Travel Grant for the participation to the young scientist symposium of the Italian Sleep Society of Medicine (AIMS) in Pisa, Italy.

2015: Travel Grant for the participation to the young scientist symposium of the Italian Sleep Society of Medicine (AIMS) in Cagliari, Italy.

2017: Travel Grant by the European Sleep Research Society for the participation to the symposium of the World Sleep Society in Prague, Czech Republic.

Visits to laboratories:

2008: Centre intégratif de génomique, Genopode, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, under supervision of Dr. Paul Franken (may, 26-31). Financed by ESRS-EU Marie-Curie Project, Training in Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine.

2010: Neurology laboratory, Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard, Boston (USA), under supervision of Prof. Tom Scammell (April 29 – June 2).

2011: School of Physiology organized by SIF in Genoa (April, 4-7)

2013: UMR 5292 CNRS/U1028 INSERM, Lyon, France, under supervision of Prof. P.H. Luppi (May 24 – June 7)

2013: Molecular Sleep Laboratory, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, invited by Dr. Brigitte Kornum (Sep 6)

Teaching activities:

2008-2009: Member of the examination committee for the course of Physiology at the School of

Biotechnology, University of Bologna.

2008-2009: Tutor for the Psychology Faculty, Laboratory of Neurophysiology, University of Bologna.

2015-2016: Tutor for the School of Medicine, Laboratory for the course of Physiology, University of Bologna.

2013: Co-supervisor, thesis for graduation in Physiology on “Sonno REM senza atonia in modelli murini con deficienza di orexine e istamina” by Dr. Jessica Goretti, School of Medical Biotechnology, University of Bologna.

2014: Co-supervisor, thesis for graduation in Physiology on “Parossismi di onde theta durante il sonno REM in topi congenitamente privi di istamina” by Dr. Maria Sampieri, School of Biology, University of Bologna.

2014: Co-supervisor, thesis for graduation in Physiology on “Controllo cardiorespiratorio durante il sonno in topi con deficienza congenita di istamina” by Dr. Stefania Corallo, School of Biology, University of Bologna.

2014: Co-supervisor, thesis for graduation in Physiology on “Sviluppo di una tecnica di determinazione simultanea del fenotipo ipnico, cardiovascolare e respiratorio nel topo (mus Musculus)” by Dr. Roberto Gattei, School of Medical Biotechnology, University of Bologna.

2015: Co-supervisor, thesis for graduation in Physiology on “Effetti a lungo termine dell’esposizione perinatale alla nicotina sul sonno nel topo” by Dr. Francesca Stimamiglio, School of Medical Biotechnology, University of Bologna.

2015: Co-supervisor, thesis for graduation in Physiology on “Effetti dell’esposizione perinatale alla nicotina sul fenotipo ipnico e cardiovascolare dell’adulto” by Dr. Alice Valli, School of Biology, University of Bologna.

2015: Co-supervisor, thesis for graduation in Physiology on “Ruolo dei recettori Alfa-1 adrenergici nel controllo della pressione arteriosa durante il sonno nel topo (Mus Musculus)” by Dr. Sara Alvente, School of Medical Biotechnology, University of Bologna.

2016: Co-supervisor, thesis for graduation in Physiology on “Functional P2Y11 receptors on natural killer cells: implications for the autoimmune theory of narcolepsy” by Dr. Maria Chiara Arrivas, School of Medical Biotechnology, University of Bologna.

Prizes and Awards:

2014: Stiftelsen Frimurare Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden.

2014: Selected for the young scientist symposium of the Italian Sleep Society of Medicine (AIMS) in Pisa, Italy.

2015: Selected for the young scientist symposium of the Italian Sleep Society of Medicine (AIMS) in Cagliari, Italy.

2017: National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in Phhysiology (05/D1)

Congress activities

2009: chairman for the ESRS “Marie-Curie” symposium “New Trends in Basic and Clinical Sleep Research in Europe” at the Department of Human and General Physiology in Bologna, Italy.

Reviewer

He worked as Reviewer for the following journals:

  • Computer in Biology and Medicine
  • Scientific Reports 
  • Cor et Vasa 
  • Frontiers 
  • Plos One
  • Journal of Neuroscience Methods

Book Translation

  • “Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience”, Wiley Blackwell, 2016
  • “The Central Nervous System”, Piccin, Nuova Libraria, 2018