I studied Pharmacy at Parma University, in Italy, where I obtained my Master Degree with a thesis focused on bacterial biofilm formation. I then moved to Germany, where I completed my PhD studies at Düsseldorf University. There, I gained expertise with electrophysiological methods to characterize a protein of the chloride channel family, and its role in cellular exocytosis of adrenal chromaffin cells. In October 2018, I joined Prof. Zifarelli’s group at DPAG, where I am continuing the study of the fascinating chloride/proton exchangers, using a combination of voltage clamp and fluorimetry techniques.
- Patch clamp technique (whole-cell membrane capacitance recordings)
- Amperometry and carbon-fiber microelectrodes fabrication
- Primary neuronal and adrenal chromaffin cell cultures