Neurophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases

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Group leader:  Filippo Tempia

Neurophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases
filippo tempia

Filippo Tempia

Full professor of Physiology

Contacts:

Tel    +39 011 670 6609 - 6645 (lab)
Fax   +39 011 670 8174
e-mail: filippo.tempia@unito.it

1979-1986:  Medical School at the University of Torino
1986:  M.D. degree with 110/110 cum laude. Thesis on "Functional aspects of the olivocerebellar pathway". The thesis was recognized as "worth of publication".
1986-1989: Ph.D. student in "Neurological Sciences" at the Department of Human Anatomy and Physiology of the University of Torino.
1990: Ph.D. degree with a thesis on "Role of the olivo-cerebellar system in dynamic and adaptive control of gaze stabilization".
Professional and teaching experience
1986: guest scientist at the Hirnforschung Institut of Zürich working on a project on the role of the inferior olive in the plasticity of the vestibulo-ocular reflex, in collaboration with Dr. B.J.M. Hess.
1989: Short-term fellowship of the European Science Foundation for an overall period of 4 months of stay in Munich to work in collaboration with prof. N. Dieringer at the Ludwig Maximilian Universität, on a project on the role of the inferior olive in the adaptation and short-term habituation of the vestibulo-ocular reflex.
1990-1998:  "Ricercatore Universitario" (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Human Anatomy and Physiology (Department of Neuroscience since 1996), University of Torino.
1992-1993: on sabbatical leave at the Max Planck Institut für biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen (Germany) and at the I. Physiologisches Institut der Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar (Germany) to work with prof. A. Konnerth on calcium permeability of glutamate receptor channels of Purkinje cells, medial septum neurons and hippocampal pyramidal cells.
1998-2004: Associate Professor of Human Physiology at the Section of Human Physiology of the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Perugia, Italy.
1998, 2000: short visits to the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Wako-Shi (Japan) for a collaboration with Dr. Thomas Knöpfel.
2004-2005: Associate Professor of Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Torino, Italy.
Since 2005: Full Professor of Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Torino, Italy.
Since 2006: Member of the "Rita Levi-Montalcini Center for Brain Repair" of the University of Torino and of the “National Institute of Neuroscience “ (INN).
Since 2008: Tenured Full Professor of Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Torino, Italy.
Since 2010: Group Leader at the Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (N.I.C.O.)
April 18 - June 24, 2012: Visiting Scientist at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX, USA.

News

Mice harbouring a SCA28 patient mutation in AFG3L2 develop late-onset ataxia associated with enhanced mitochondrial proteotoxicity

Neurobiology of Disease , 30 October 2018
Mancini C, Hoxha E, Iommarini L, Brussino A, Richter U, Montarolo F, Cagnoli C, Parolisi R, Gondor Morosini DI, Nicolò V, Maltecca F, Muratori L, Ronchi G, Geuna S, Arnaboldi F, Donetti E, Giorgio E, Cavalieri S, Di Gregorio E, Pozzi E, Ferrero M, Riberi E, Casari G, Altruda F, Turco E, Gasparre G, Battersby B, Porcelli A, Ferrero E, Brusco A, Tempia F.

4 December 2018

Rejuvenation Research, F. Tempia

Propagation of Neuronal Damage to Embryonic Grafts Transplanted in the Hippocampus of Murine Models of Alzheimer's Disease

7 November 2015

The American Journal of Human Genetics, F. Tempia

ELOVL5 Mutations Cause Spinocerebellar Ataxia 38

7 August 2014