Gruppo guidato da Annalisa Buffo
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Born in Turin, 08.05.1981 - Italian
2010 PhD in Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Italy
2005 Master’s degree in Neurobiology (summa cum laude and honourable mention), University of Turin, Italy
2003 Bachelor’s degree in Biology (summa cum laude), University of Turin, Italy
Post-doc Fellow (Assegnista di Ricerca)
Independent fundings granted by Cariplo Foundation (Ricerca Biomedica condotta da Giovani Ricercatori).
Jun-Aug 2015 Visiting Scholar in Dr. Akiko Nishiyama’s laboratory, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (USA).
2010-2014 Post-doc Fellow, Department of Neuroscience Rita Levi Montalcini and Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (NICO), University of Turin, Italy. PI: Dr. Annalisa Buffo
2005 – 2009 PhD student, Thesis: The GPR17 receptor participates in oligodendrocyte progenitor postnatal maturation and reaction to acute and chronic brain injury. Department of Neuroscience Rita Levi Montalcini, University of Turin, Italy. PI: Prof. Filippo Tempia
2003 – 2005 Undergraduate student, Department of Human and Animal Biology, University of Turin, Italy. PI: Prof. Isabelle Perroteau. Thesis: Stathmin regulation in GnRH neuron migration: a functional approach in vitro”
Grants, Fellowships and Awards
2015 Cariplo Ricerca Biomedica condotta da Giovani Ricercatori, two-years project granted by Cariplo Foundation, Milan, Italy. Characterization of a novel microRNA involved in myelination: a new potential pathogenetic mechanisms in multiple sclerosis (ID: 2014-1207)
2015 Scientific Meeting Grant, to organize the Symposium “Intrinsic and extrinsic regulation of oligodendrocyte progenitor cell self-renewal and differentiation” in the frame of the XVI Congress of the Italian Society for Neuroscience (SINS), granted by The Company of Biologists, Cambridge, UK.
2015 IBRO International Travel Grant, to attend the European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease 2015, Bilbao, Spain
2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship granted by Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, Milan, Italy. Targeting oligodendrocyte progenitor cell division mode to improve myelin repair in the aging CNS
2014 Postdoctoral fellowship granted by Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, Milan, Italy. Rejuvenating the brain: targeting neural stem/progenitor cell division mode to improve cognitive functions and repair abilities of the aging CNS.
2012 - 2013 Postdoctoral fellowship granted by Giuseppe Levi Foundation, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy. Oligodendrocyte progenitor self-renewal and differentiation: insights into symmetric and asymmetric divisions and possible implications in dysmyelination following peri-natal hypoxia.
2009 - 2010 Post-doc fellowship granted by the Italian Ministry of Health, Ricerca Finalizzata. Host: Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Turin. PI: Dr. Annalisa Buffo
2005-2009 PhD fellowship granted by the CRT (Cassa di Risparmio di Torino) Foundation, Lagrange Project for the study of Complex Systems. Host: Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Turin. PI: Prof. Filippo Tempia
2006 OPTIME Award 2005-2006 (The best graduate student at the Faculty of Biology, University of Turin) by Unione Industriale di Torino.
2005 Antonio Marzullo Award (The best undergraduate students in Cellular Biology), granted by University of Trieste, Italy
Molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (OPC) self-renewal and differentiation. Myelination. De-/Dis-myelinating disorders. OPC-neurons cross-talk in health and disease.
Lo studio delle nostre ricercatrici, pubblicato su Neurobiology of Disease, apre nuove prospettive per contrastare la morte neuronale nelle patologie neurodegenerative.
Su Scientific Reports (gruppo Nature) di agosto uno studio delle nostre ricercatrici offre una nuova prospettiva sul ruolo del ferro nella regolazione delle funzioni fisiologiche cerebrali.
Su GLIA la ricerca di NICO-Università di Torino, Università e CNR di Milano. Individuato un nuovo meccanismo per potenziare il riparo della guaina mielinica nel cervello anziano e nelle patologie demielinizzanti come la Sclerosi Multipla