University of Salento, Italy
Biography: Dr. Francesca Biagioni has a consolidate experience in vivo models of Parkinsonism and neurodegenerative disease. She has a 15-year long experience in animal model on neurobiology of movement disorders and long experience to study the role of autophagy in different mice and rat models of neuronal degeneration also after toxic insults.
She has also experience in the pharmacological administration of specific modulators of autophagic pathway. She has a long experience in histology, immunohistochemical and stereological analysis on brain slices from animal models and she has extensive experience with surgical models of experimental animal models of Parkinson’s disease, xerograph cerebral tumours, global and focal ischemia.
Research Interest(s): My interests are very different. I deal with neurodegenerative diseases, focusing my interest and that of my group on cell clearance processes especially in autofagic pathway. I'm an expert on neurobiology of brain tumours (glioblastomas) and epilepsy animal models. I'm work with all experimental animal models of neurodegeneration such as Parkinson's disease models, Alzheimer models, SLA and SMAIII mouse model.