Physiopathology of neural stem cells

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Group leader:  Annalisa Buffo 

Physiopathology of neural stem cells
Enrica Boda

Enrica Boda

Assistant Professor RTD in Human Anatomy


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Born in Turin, 08.05.1981 - Italian

2010 PhD in Neuroscience, University of Turin, Italy
2005 Master’s degree in Neurobiology (summa cum laude and honourable mention), University of Turin, Italy

Current position
Assistant Professor in tenure track (RTD-B) in Human Anatomy (BIO/16). Has achieved the National Academic Qualification (ASN) as Associate Professor in Human Anatomy (05/H1, 2017-2023)

Previous positions
2015-2017 Senior Post-doc Fellow (Assegnista di Ricerca). Independent fundings granted by Cariplo Foundation (Ricerca Biomedica condotta da Giovani Ricercatori). Department of Neuroscience Rita Levi Montalcini and Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (NICO), University of Turin, Italy.

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: Prof. Annalisa Buffo

2005 – 2009 PhD student, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Italy. PI: Prof. Filippo Tempia

Scientific interests
Oligodendroglia-neurons cross-talk in health and disease. Myelination. De-/Dis-myelinating disorders. Molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of the self-renewal and differentiation of neural progenitor cells (neural stem cells and oligodendrocyte progenitor cells).

Role in research
Lead responsible of research on oligodendroglial physiopathology, expert in oligodendrocyte neurobiology


In vivo silencing of miR-125a-3p promotes myelin repair in models of white matter demyelination

Glia , 12 March 2020 

Marangon D, Boda E, Parolisi R, Negri C, Giorgi C, Montarolo F, Perga S, Bertolotto A, Buffo A, Abbracchio MP, Lecca D

17 April 2020

Understanding the effects of air pollution on neurogenesis and gliogenesis in the growing and adult brain

Current Opinion in Pharmacology , February 2020

Boda E, Rigamonti AE, Bollati V

10 April 2020

Control of Cell Shape, Neurite Outgrowth, and Migration by a Nogo-A/HSPG Interaction

Developmental Cell , September 2017
Anissa Kempf, Enrica Boda, Jessica C.F. Kwok, Rafael Fritz, Valentina Grande, Andrea M. Kaelin, Zorica Ristic, Andre Schmandke, Antonio Schmandke, Bjoern Tews, James W. Fawcett, Olivier Pertz, Annalisa Buffo and Martin E. Schwab

9 October 2017