2002 Graduated in Pharmacy with 104/110, University of Bologna.
Experimental thesis Title: "Modulatory effects of polyamines on
chloride current ClC-2 in cultured rat cortical astrocytes".
Supervisor: Prof Carmela Rapisarda, Prof Stefano Ferroni
Description of expertise and qualification and award
2000-2002 Undergraduate student. Research experience on
electrophysiological methods such as single-cell patch-clamp
technique and basic laboratory training on cell culture preparation
and maintenance at the Lab of Cell Physiology Dept. of Human and
General Physiology (University of Bologna, Italy), supervisor Prof
2002-2006 Ph.D. student with Fellowship of the University
Research experience on electrophysiology, Cellular Physiology,
Cell biology and Molecular Biology developing projects on “the role
of astroglial ion channel expression/function in physiological and
pathophysiological context” in the laboratory of Prof Stefano
Ferroni (Dept. of Human and General Physiology, University of
2006 Doctorate, Cellular Physiology and
Neuroimmunophysiology, University of Siena.
Thesis: Guanosine promotes the upregulation of an inward
rectifier potassium current in cultured rat cortical astrocytes.
Coordinator Prof Pessina, tutor Prof. Ferroni.
2004: Period of work as visiting student in the Lab. of
Prof Antonio Frigeri, (CEGBA), University of Bari, to learn siRNA
technology and develop a project focused on “the role of astroglial
water channel aquaporin4 (AQP4) in brain physiology”.
2005: Visiting student at Centre for Molecular Biology
and Neuroscience CMBN, Norwegian Centre of Excellence, University
of Oslo. Supported by Marie Curie Host Fellowships She spent a
period of work in the laboratory directed by Prof. Ole Petter
Ottersen Supervisor Dr. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam. Research
experience on immunogold electron microscopy and confocal
microscopy to develop a project focused on “the role of astroglial
ion channel and AQP4 in brain pathophysiology.”
2005-2008: Post doctoral fellow at Dept of Human and
General Physiology University of Bologna. Supported by
Fellowship of Italian Ministry of Research (FIRB 2001) and by
Post-doctoral fellowship of the University of Bologna, I worked
in the Lab. of Cellular Physiology of Prof. Ferroni to develop a
projects on “the modulatory effects of neurotrophic molecules on
cultured astroglial cells” and “Analysis of cellular and molecular
mechanisms of astroglial regulation of cellular volume:
physiological and pathophysiological aspects.”
2007: Supported by European Molecular Biology Organization
(EMBO) Short-Term Fellowship and Marco Polo Fellowship Program
(University of Bologna) travel grant award, I worked as guest
scientist in the lab of Prof Ole Petter Ottersen in collaration
with Dr.Amiry-Moghaddam, at the Centre of Excellence CMBN,
University of Oslo, Norway to develop a project on the role of
“TRPV4 and AQP4 molecular complex in astroglial brain volume
2007 Winner of International Brain Research Organization
(IBRO) Travel Grant to support my attendance to VIII Euopean
Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease.
2008: Supported by Marco Polo Fellowship Program
(University of Bologna) I spent a period of work in the lab of Prof
Verkhratsky at Institute of Experimental Medicine, University of
Prague, supervised by Dr. Anderova where I learned patch clamp
recording on slices and independently develop a project on the role
of astroglial ion channels in brain acute pathophysiology.
2008-2010: Post doc contract at CNR-ISMN, Bologna. supervisor Dr
Michele Muccini as senior post-doc she is responsible of the
Laboratory for bio-organic hybrid interface.
2009: guest researcher CMBN (2 months), University of Oslo.
2010-2012: Non permanent Researcher at CNR-ISMN, Bologna.
2012-2017: Non permanent Researcher at CNR-ISOF.
2017-today Permanent researcher at CNR-ISOF.