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She was born in Cosenza on 2/19/67. Degree in Medicine and Surgery summa cum laude on 7/9/91, licence to medical practice in Medicine and Surgery November 1991, University of Parma; member of the Medical Practitioners National Register of the Province of Cosenza (Italy) since December 1991; PhD in Basic and applied Microbiology on 11/18/96, University of Padua; post-degree diploma at the Medical School of Microbiology and Virology summa cum laude on 11/22/99, University of Parma. Associate Professor of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Parma. Director of the Unit of Clinical Microbiology, Director in charge of the Unit of Clinical Virology, University hospital of Parma. Teaching coordinator in the courses of Microbiology, Laboratory Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, teacher in health care professions courses and in the post-degree medical schools, m ember of the Teaching Council of the PhD courses in Microbiology and Virology and in Surgical Sciences and Applied Microbiology, director of the post-degree medical school in Microbiology and Virology, Dean of the School for Technicians of Biomedical Laboratory (11/01/2011-10/31/2016) University of Parma. Research activity: bacteriology (micobacteria, spirochaetes), parasitology (plasmodia, Toxoplasma gondii, intestinal protozoa), virology (hepatitis, gastroenteric, respiratory viruses). Scientific activities in foreign institution: Institute for Animal Health, Compton Laboratory, Compton Berkshire (England); Institute Pasteur, Parigi (France). Authors of 442 scientific publications on national and international journals and scientific books, and publications at national and international scientific congresses several of those were as invited speaker. Knowledge of Foreign language: English.

From monday to saturday upon appointment.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014


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The research activity is aimed at studies of bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and virology. In particular, she is involved in the study of biological features and molecular biology in the bacteriological field (including both the analysis of the genome and the study of the biotype by mass spectrometric analysis Matrix assisted laser desorption / ionization time of flight, MALDI-TOF) of human intestinal spirochetes, of their interactions with other pathogenic intestinal bacteria and with the host, of leptospires, borrelias and treponemes and of the study of mycobacteria; in the mycological field, the application of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry is applied to the identification of dermatophytes; in the parasitological field she is involved in the study of parasites of medical interest (malaria plasmodia, Toxoplasma gondii, intestinal protozoa, leishmania); in the virological she is involved in the study of pathogenic viruses for humans (virus with constant hepatic tropism, virus of the gastrointestinal apparatus, cytomegalovirus, respiratory virus, arbovirus). He is a member of the collaborative group of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the diagnosis of malaria and toxoplasmosis.





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Polo Ospedaliero Universitario - Padiglione 6 - Centrale ex Monoblocco
Via Gramsci, 14
43126 PARMA