Neuroscience

Analysis of brain organs and neuronal tissues to understand their physiological, pathological and toxicological homeostasis and devise pharmacological solutions to neuronal diseases

The research activities of this scope focus their efforts on the nervous system at several levels: organ, tissue, microenvironment and single cells, with molecular physiology approaches, as well as metabolomics, transcriptomics and biochemistry. This study develops and employs models to understand the functioning of neuronal systems in physiological conditions or in the presence of genetic disorders and pathological conditions, focusing on the development of new strategies to deal with neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases.

The development of new drugs to slow down and stop such diseases implements several technologies from the fields of pharmaceutical chemistry and neuropharmacology, focusing also on increasing drug delivery efficiency to brain and neuronal targets.

People

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Monica Baiula

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

D cat. - technical, scientific and data processing area

Christian Bergamini

Associate Professor

keywords: Mitochondria, Mitochondrial electron transfer chain, Reactive Oxygen Species, Coenzyme Q10
keywords: multitarget drug discovery, design and synthesis, neglected tropical diseases, prion diseases, Alzheimer's disease,
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Gabriele Campana

Assistant professor

keywords: bile acid, neonatal stress, POMC, FXR, opioids
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Lucia Carboni

Assistant professor

keywords: peripheral biomarkers, Alzheimer's disease, drug discovery, mood disorders, nicotine dependence

Cecilia Delprete

PhD Student

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Federico Manuel Giorgi

Associate Professor

keywords: Bioinformatics, Transcriptomics, Gene Networks, Plant Biology, Cancer Biology, Genomics, Biostatistics
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Patrizia Hrelia

Full Professor

keywords: Toxicity, Neuroprotection, Chemoprevention, Pharmacogenetic, Preventive medicine, Cancer, Biomarkers
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Francesca Massenzio

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation, glia, neurons, drug screening, ALS, AGC1-deficiency
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Laura Mercolini

Associate Professor

keywords: Drugs of abuse, Anti-doping analysis, Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM), Analysis of natural compounds, Liquid
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Barbara Monti

Associate Professor

keywords: neuroprotection, neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation, memory, microglia, glia-neuron interactions, molecular and
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Giampaolo Zuccheri

Assistant professor

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