Adult neurogenesis

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Sara Bonzano

PostDoc

Contacts

Tel +39 011 6706632
e-mail:  sara.bonzano@unito.it

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Valenza (AL) on 22.03.1987. Italian.

Education
2016. PhD in Neuroscience (Univ. Turin). Thesis title: “Expression and function of the transcription factor COUP-TFI in the neurogenic regions of the adult mouse brain”
2011. MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology (Univ. Turin). Thesis title: “Olfactory enrichment influences dopaminergic phenotype in the olfactory bulb of adult mice” Final mark: 110/110 cum laude and right for publication.
2009. BS in Biological Sciences (Univ.Turin). Thesis title: Thesis title: “Analysis of the expression of BDNF following olfactory enrichment in the olfactory bulb of adult mice”. Final mark: 109/110.
2006. Scientific diploma, Liceo Scientifico N. Copernico, Turin (Italy).

Lab experiences
2018 – present: Postdoc at Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (NICO), Univ. Turin, “Adult neurogenesis” team; Tutor: Silvia De Marchis. Project (Fondazione Umberto Veronesi Fellow 2018): “Restoring adult neurogenesis in the aged hippocampus to counteract age-related cognitive decline”.
2016-2017: Postdoc at iBV, Univ. Côte d'Azur, Nice (France); Tutor: Michèle Studer.
2014 (Sept/Dec): three-month PhD mobility at iBV, Univ. Côte d'Azur, Nice (France); Tutor: Michèle Studer.
2012–2015: PhD training; Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (NICO), Univ. Turin, “Adult neurogenesis” team; Tutor: Silvia De Marchis.
2010-2011: Internship as master student, Dept. Life Sciences and Systems Biology (DBIOS), Univ. Turin; Lab Neurobiology.
2009: Internship as bachelor student, Dept. Life Sciences and Systems Biology (DBIOS), Univ. Turin; Lab Neurobiology.

Grants, Fellowships and Awards
2019: Postdoctoral fellowship, Fondazione Umberto Veronesi (Milan, Italy). 
2018: Postdoctoral fellowship, Fondazione Umberto Veronesi (Milan, Italy).
2016-2017: Postdoctoral fellowship, Fondation Fyssen (Paris, France).
2014: Travel grant by the Italian Society for Neuroscience (SINS) for attending the 9 th FENS Forum (Milan, Italy).
2014: Scholarship by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS, USA) for attending the Keystone Symposia “Adult Neurogenesis” (Stockholm, Sweden).
2014: Three-month scholarship for a mobility program for PhD student in France (Ministero Affari Esteri, MAE grant, year 2014).
2013: Prize for the best thesis (LM Molecular and Cellular Biology, A.Y.2010/2011, Univ. Turin).
2013: Master degree award in Neurobiology dedicated to the memory of Prof. M.F. Franzoni.

Research interests:
Cellular and molecular basis of adult neurogenesis within the mouse brain, with a particular interest on aging and neuroinflammation.

Scientific Societies:
Società Italiana di Neuroscienze (S.I.N.S., since 2013).

Curriculum Vitae

Publications:

PubMed.gov

News

Neuron-Astroglia Cell Fate Decision in the Adult Mouse Hippocampal Neurogenic Niche Is Cell-Intrinsically Controlled by COUP-TFI In Vivo

Cell Reports , 10 July 2018
S Bonzano, I Crisci, A Podlesny-Drabiniok, Chiara Rolando, W Krezel, M Studer, S De Marchis

13 July 2018