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Prof. Giulia Curia

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Via Campi, 287

Brief Biography:

1999: Degree in Biological Sciences. University of Milano (Italy)

2000-2001: Research Assistant. National Neurological Institute "Carlo Besta", Milano (ITaly)

2001-2004: PhD Student. University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano (Italy)

2004: PhD in Physiology. University of Milano (Italy)

2005-2008: Postdoctoral fellow. Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal (QC, Canada)

2009-2010: Senior Postdoctoral Fellow - Faculty Member. University of Washington, Seattle (WA, USA)

2010-2014: Assistant Professor. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena (Italy)

Since 2014: Associate Professor. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena (Italy)


Academic positions:

Associate Professor of Physiology

Center for Neuroscience and Neurotechnology

Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Modena, Italy


Research interests:

  • Study of mechanisms underlying epilepsy and epileptogenesis in animal models of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE).
  • Study of mechanisms underlying febrile seizures in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome.
  • Study role played by the alpha4beta2 nicotinic receptor in the pathogenesis of Autosomal Dominant Nocturnal Frontal Lobe Epilepsy (ADNFLE).
  • Study of interaction between epileptic seizures and worsening of cognitive deficits in mouse model of Alzheimer Disease (AD).
  • Study role of miRNAs in brain excitability.
  • Study role of VIP interneurons in brain excitability.

Any other information:

2017: "Systematic reviews of animal studies"; e-learning course certificate, SYRCLE, Netherlands


Since 2015: Member of International League Again Epilepsy (ILAE)/American Epilepsy Society (AES) Translational Task Force


Reviewer for scientific journals:

Biomarkers in Medicine; British Journal of Pharmacology; Epilepsy Research (Elsevier Reviewer Recognition); Journal Neuroscience Methods; Neurological Science; Neuroscience; Pflugers Archiv-European Journal of Physiology; PlosOne


Expert Evaluator of research projects for the European Union:

- evaluator at 7FP, topic “Pathophysiology and therapy of epilepsy and epileptiform disorders” (HEALTH.2013.2.2.1-4), Brussels, April 2013

- evaluator at 7FP, topic “Neuroscience”, (HEALTH.2013.2.2.1-4), Brussels, April 2013

- candidate evaluator for Horizon 2020 projects


Expert Monitor of research projects funded by the European Union:

- expert reviewer in neuroscience at the review and final meetings, project 3x3D Imaging (7FP - ICT Information and Communication Technologies); 2014, 2015, 2017


External Evaluator of research projects for Research Institutions:

- Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR, database REPRISE)

- Neurological Foundation of New Zealand

- University of Macau, Macau, China

- The Research Foundation of Flanders (FWO), Belgium


External Evaluator of PhD theses:

-PhD School of Translational and Molecular Medicine - Dimet; University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy


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