Maria Egle De Stefano

University position

Professore associato
, Roma

Interests

1986: Degree summa cum laude in Biological Sciences, University of Rome “La Sapienza”1988: Professional Habilitation as Biologist1987-1990: Scientific  Collaborator for FIDIA S.p.A.1991-1993: Visiting Student, Dept. of Biobehavioral Sciences, Neuromorphology Lab, University of Connecticut, Storrs,CT, USA1993: PhD in Evolutionary Biology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Final dissertation: “The two neuronal population of the avian ciliary ganglion: morphological and immunocytochemical characterization, embryonic development and response to different experimental treatments”1993-1994: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Biobehavioral Sciences, Neuromorphology Lab, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA1994-1997: Post-doctoral fellowship, Pasteur Institute-Cenci Bolognetti Foundation1997-1999: Post-doctoral fellowship Noopolis Association, International center of International Development and Cooperation1999-2005: Research Associate Sapienza University of Roma2006-present: Associate Professor of General Physiology (Bachelor degree) and of Neurophysiology (Master School in Neurobiology)Research interests- Central and autonomic nervous system alterations in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy-Inter-neuronal synapse formation, stabilization and remodeling in physiological and pathological conditions- Role of neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases- Adult neurogenesis in health and disease- Axonal growth and regeneration- Eye’s choroid physiology 

Research theme(s)
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Application fields
Neuroanatomy, Neurodegeneration, Neurogenesis, Neuroinflammation, Neurophysiology

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