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DanielaMRasà

Daniela Maria Rasà

Fellowship recipient

Contacts:

Tel +39 011 670 6632
Fax +39 011 670 5451

e-mail: danielamaria.rasa@unito.it

Born in Catania on 11.09.1990, Italian.

Education

April 2016: Master’s degree in Sanitary Biology (summa cum laude), University of Catania, Italy. Thesis title: “Identificazione delle isoforme del gene WT1 in cellule di neuroblastoma non differenziate e differenziate con acido retinoico”. PI: Prof.ssa Velia D’Agata

November 2013: Master’s bachelor in Biology (110/110), University of Catania, Italy. Thesis title: “l’importanza del CA 125 nel carcinoma ovarico”. PI: Prof.ssa Giuseppina Raciti

Reasearch Experiences

October 2019 – present: fellowship recipient, Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (NICO), University of Turin (Italy). PI: Alessandro Vercelli

October 2016 – February 2018: fellowship as graduate student, Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Catania (Italy). PI: Prof. Claudio Bucolo

Teaching and Training Experiences

March 2018 – September 2018: Human Anatomy tutor for master's bachelor Biology students.

June 2015 – September 2015: Human Anatomy tutor for master’s degree Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology (CTF) students.

List of publications

D'Amico AG, Maugeri G, Rasà D, Federico C, Saccone S, Lazzara F, Fidilio A, Drago F, Bucolo C, D'Agata V. – NAP modulates hyperglycemic-inflammatory event of diabetic retina by counteracting outer blood retinal barrier damage. – J Cell Physiol.; Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Maugeri G, D'Amico A.G., Rasà D.M., Federico C, Saccone S, Morello G, La Cognata V, Cavallaro S, D'Agata. – Molecular mechanisms involved in the protective effect of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide in an in vitro model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. – J Cell Physiol. 2018 Sep 21.

Maugeri G., D’Amico A.G., Rasà D.M., Saccone S., Federico C., Cavallaro S, D’Agata V. – PACAP and VIP regulate hypoxia-inducible factors in neuroblastoma cells exposed to hypoxia. – Neuropeptides. 2018 Apr 17.

Maugeri G., D’Amico A.G., Rasà D.M., Saccone S., Federico C., Magro G., Cavallaro S, D’Agata V. – Caffeine inhibits angiogenesis in human glioblastoma cells via HIFs modulation. – Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2018 Feb 9.

Maugeri G., Longo A., D'Amico A.G., Rasà D.M., Reibaldi M., Russo A., Bonfiglio V., Avitabile T., D'Agata V. – Trophic effect of PACAP on human corneal endothelium. – Peptides. 2017 Nov 8.

D'Amico A.G., Maugeri G., Rasà D.M., Bucolo C., Saccone S., Federico C., Cavallaro S., D'Agata V. – Modulation of IL-1β and VEGF expression in rat diabetic retinopathy after PACAP administration. – Peptides. 2017 Sep 28.

Maugeri G., D'Amico A.G., Rasà D.M., La Cognata V., Saccone S., Federico C., Cavallaro S., D'Agata V. – Nicotine promotes blood retinal barrier damage in a model of human diabetic macular edema. – Toxicol In Vitro. 2017 Jul 6.

Rasà D.M., D’Amico A.G., Maugeri G., Cavallaro S., D’Agata V. – WT1 alternative splicing: role of its isoforms in neuroblastoma – J Mol Neurosci. 2017 May 22.

D'Amico A.G., Maugeri G., Rasà D.M., La Cognata V., Saccone S., Federico C., Cavallaro S., D'Agata V. – Nap Counteracts Hyperglycemia/Hypoxia Induced Retinal Pigment Epithelial Barrier Breakdown Through Modulation Of HIFs and VEGF Expression – J Cell Physiol. 2017 Apr 24.

Maugeri G., D'Amico A.G., Rasà D.M., La Cognata V., Saccone S., Federico C., Cavallaro S., D'Agata V. – Caffeine Prevents Blood Retinal Barrier Damage in a Model, In Vitro, of Diabetic Macular Edema – J Cell Biochem. 2017 Jan 20.

Maugeri G., D’Amico A.G., Rasà D.M., Reitano R., Saccone S., Federico C., Parenti R., Magro G., D’Agata V. – Expression profile of Wilms Tumor 1 (WT1) isoforms in undifferentiated and all-trans retinoic acid differentiated neuroblastoma cells – Genes Cancer. 2016 Jan.

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