Sviluppo e patologia del cervello

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Giovanna Menduti NICO

Giovanna Menduti

PostDoc Fellow



Born in Battipaglia on 14.04.1991 - Italian.

Current position

Postdoctoral Position in Professor Alessandro Vercelli’s group “Brain development and disease” at Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi, Regione Gonzole 10, 10043 Orbassano (TO) - Italy


2020: PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology –PhD Thesis Dissertation: “Involvement of the Alterations of GABA Catabolism and Oxidative Stress in Mitochondrial Damage associated with Neurological Disorders and Neurodegeneration” (Judgment: Excellent quality), University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

2017- Qualification to the Profession of Specialist Biologist – University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

2016: Master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology – Experimental thesis in Molecular Neurobiology: "The FMRP-RNF10 Axis: Stress Response and Cell Plasticity" (final grade: 110 cum laude/110), University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

2014: Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology curriculum)-Bibliographic thesis in Human Anatomy"The Nerve Growth Factor: Moderni Orizzonti", PI: Professor Stefania Lucia Nori; Department of Biology– University of Salerno, Italy.

Previous positions

2020 - up to now. Post-doc Fellow, Department of Neuroscience Rita Levi Montalcini and Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (NICO), University of Turin, Italy. PI: ProfessorsAlessandro Vercelli and Marina Boido.

2016-2019: PhD Student in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology– University of Rome Tor Vergata.PI: Professors Luisa Rossi and Patrizia Malaspina.

2014-2015: Master’s Degree studentin Cellular and Molecular Biology – Internship in the Molecular NeurobiologyLaboratory, Department of Biomedicine of the Medicine Faculty University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy- PI: Professors Claudia Bagni, Laura Pacini and Stefano Rufini.