Myriam Catalano

University position

Professore associato
, Rome


 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. 

Research theme(s)
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Application fields
Neuroimmunology, Neuroinflammation

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