Associate Professor of Developmental biology and Cytology (BIO/06)
Nov 2001 - Nov 2014: Assistant professor (BIO/06, Comparative Anatomy and Cytology) at the Department of Biology, UNIPD.
Jan 2000 – Oct 2001: Technical assistant at the Department of Biology, UNIPD.
Education and certified qualifications
1986 Degree (MSc) in Biological sciences, UNIPD. Mark 110/110 cum laude.
1988 Qualification to the exercise of the Biologist profession; UNIPD, Italy.
1993 Ph.D. degree in Comparative endocrinology at UNIPD, Italy.
2014 National scientific qualification for Full and Associate Professor - sector 05/B2 (Comparative anatomy and cytology) (from 24/02/14 to 24/02/20).
Publications in international peer-reviewed journals
Currently, her scientific accomplishments include 80 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals. She is first author in 27, corresponding author in 23, and last author in 17 papers.
From Scopus h-index is equal to 29. orcid.org/0000-0001-8097-6369; Scopus Author ID: 66038
Research and professional experience
Jan 1985 - Dec 1986: Internship student. Biology Dept., UNIPD, supervision Prof. L. Colombo.
Mar 1987 - Mar 1988: post-graduate stage at the Laboratory of Comparative Endocrinology and at the Laboratory of Genetics, Biology Dept., UNIPD.
Nov 1988 - Oct 1992: four-year Ph.D. course in Comparative Endocrinology, supervision of Prof. L. Colombo, Biology Dept., UNIPD. During the Ph.D., stage at the Laboratory of Prof. F. Labrie, Department of Molecular Endocrinology, Laval University Medical Center, Quebec, Canada.
Jan 1993 - Dec 1994: two-years research fellowship from “Sistema Lagunare Veneziano”, Research n. 3.3, Biology Dept., UNIPD.
Nov 1994 - Dec 1995: research fellowship from the project CEE AIRI CT92-0308: “Development of new methods for the pathogen control in fish”, Biology Dept., UNIPD and Istituto Zooprofilattico delle Venezie.
Oct 1996 - Dec 1997: research fellowship on “Biochemical analysis of extraglandular steroidogenesis in teleost fish”, Ministero delle Politiche Agricole e Forestali, VI Piano triennale, Biology Dept., UNIPD.
Nov 1998 - Jan 2000: post-doctoral fellowship on “Germinal cells steroidogenesis”, Biology Dept., UNIPD.
Students mentoring activity
Since 2001, thesis supervisor of 79 students: 9 graduates (5 years); 50 bachelors (3 years); 20 masters (2 years).
Supervisor of 7 Ph.D. students and co-tutor of other 3.
a.a. 2012-13 until now. "Developmental Biology", (8 CFU), Bachelor’s degree in Biology, UNIPD, Italy.
a.a. 2011-12 until now. "Cellular Biology", (6 CFU), Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology, UNIPD, Italy.
Member of the Teachers college of the Doctorate School in Molecular medicine (curriculum in Regenerative Medicine).
Vice-President of the Bachelor’s level degree in Biology and of the Master’s level degrees in Evolutionary biology and Marine biology (since 2015) and Member of the Committee on Teaching. Responsible for "Syllabus” and secretary minute for the same courses (since 2009).
Peer Review activity for international journals
Reviewer: Autophagy, Journal of Endocrinology, General and Comparative Endocrinology, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Differentiation, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Annals of Anatomy, Microscopy Research and Technique, Italian Journal of Zoology, Disease of Acquatic Organism, Veterinary Microbiology.