Group leader: Annalisa Buffo
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Born in Turin, 08.05.1981 - Italian
2010 PhD in Neuroscience, University of Turin, Italy
2005 Master’s degree in Neurobiology (summa cum laude and honourable mention), University of Turin, Italy
Associate Professor in Human Anatomy (BIO/16).
2017- 2020 Assistant Professor in tenure track (RTD-B) in Human Anatomy (BIO/16).
2015-2017 Senior Post-doc Fellow (Assegnista di Ricerca). Independent fundings granted by Cariplo Foundation (Ricerca Biomedica condotta da Giovani Ricercatori). Department of Neuroscience Rita Levi Montalcini and Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (NICO), University of Turin, Italy.
Jun-Aug 2015 Visiting Scholar in Dr. Akiko Nishiyama’s laboratory, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (USA).
2010-2014 Post-doc Fellow, Department of Neuroscience Rita Levi Montalcini and Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (NICO), University of Turin, Italy. PI: Prof. Annalisa Buffo
2005 – 2009 PhD student, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Italy. PI: Prof. Filippo Tempia
Oligodendroglia-neurons cross-talk in health and disease. Myelination. De-/Dis-myelinating disorders. Molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of the self-renewal and differentiation of neural progenitor cells (neural stem cells and oligodendrocyte progenitor cells).
Role in research
Lead responsible of research on oligodendroglial physiopathology, expert in oligodendrocyte neurobiology
, May 2021
Parolisi R, Montarolo F, Pini A, Rovelli S, Cattaneo A, Bertolotto A, Buffo A, Bollati V, Boda E
This work, which is the result of an annual multicenter pilot project supported by the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, has shown for the first time that exposure to PM has negative effects on the regenerative capacities of the nervous tissue, and in particular of myelin.
Glia , 12 March 2020
Marangon D, Boda E, Parolisi R, Negri C, Giorgi C, Montarolo F, Perga S, Bertolotto A, Buffo A, Abbracchio MP, Lecca D
Understanding the effects of air pollution on neurogenesis and gliogenesis in the growing and adult brain
Current Opinion in Pharmacology , February 2020
Boda E, Rigamonti AE, Bollati V