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Dr. Giulia Curia

Assistant 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)

2004: PhD in Physiology. 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)

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

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

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


Academic positions:

Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neuroral 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 anatomical, molecular and electrophysiological alterations in hippocampal excitability in a mouse model of Fragile X Syndrome.
  • Study of RNA interference as possible innovative therapy to treat epileptic 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).

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