University positionProfessore associato
DepartmentDipartimento di Fisiologia e Farmacologia
My background is neurophysiology, with specific training and expertise on microglial cell function both in vitro and in vivo (by using mouse models). As a PhD student at Sapienza University, I demonstrated the ability of chemokines to work as neuromodulators. I expanded my research as postdoctoral fellow at the University College of London, where I focused my research in the field of glutamate receptors, specifically on their expression and function at the tripartite synapse. As Researcher at Sapienza University in Rome I dedicated my study on glioblastoma biology and I demonstrated the importance of cation channels as potential therapeutic targets for this devastating disease. In the last few years, extracellular vesicles, such as exosomes, have taken a principal role in my research, that is now focused on the understanding the physiology of them in the context of localized or widespread neuroinflammation.