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Education and research experience

University of Parma

7/2001 - today: Assistant professor in Pharmacology, Dept. of Pharmacy, University of Parma, Italy.

1/1996 – 12/2000: Ph.D. in “Gastroenterological pharmacology”, University of Parma

4/1999 – 10/1999: Visiting scientist - Dept. of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London, London (UK) – Supervisor: Prof. G. Gabella

11/1989 – 11/1995: Degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology (110/110 cum laude)

Main financed projects by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research

10/2011 - 10/2013: Co-investigator, “Study of the mechanisms responsible for dysmotility of the upper digestive tract in the experimental Parkinson’s disease”

9/2008 – 10/2010: Co-investigator, “Pharmacological modulation of the serotonergic system in mesenteric ischemia”

11/2004 – 12/2006: Co-investigator, “Contribution of the serotoninergic system to the functional and inflammatory injuries induced by mesenteric ischemia-reperfusion”

11/2003 – 12/2005: Co-investigator, “Role played by adenosine in experimental mesenteric ischemia-reperfusion injury”

12/2002 – 1/2005: Co-investigator, “Local and remote functional alterations in the inflammatory process activated by mesenteric ischemia-reperfusion”   

Research interests

Dr Bertoni has participated to several projects focussed primarily on the study of the altered functions of the gastrointestinal tract in patho-physiological conditions through the application of binding, biochemical and functional studies.

On the whole, Dr Bertoni’s research activity has been mainly focussed on two areas:

1) Study of the local and remote functional alterations induced by gut inflammation.

2) Pharmacological characterization of new ligands for histaminic and muscarinic receptor subtypes through binding and biochemical assays, functional studies and behavioural investigations.

Her scientific activity is documented by 64 indexed articles on international journals and 73 communications to national and international meetings.

Teaching activity

Since 2001, Dr. Bertoni has held every year courses in “Toxicology” and “Pharmacology of biotech products” for undergraduate students of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, supporting as well the laboratory activity during the practical course of “Experimental Pharmacology” for undergraduate students in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology and supervising several students for their graduation thesis. She is also member of the Ph.D Course in "Drugs, Biomolecules and Health Products”.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017


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