Dr. Simona Nardoni graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pisa (Italy) in 1998, and in 2003 she held Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) diploma in Medical Mycology. In 2004 she received a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, with a PhD research focusing on the epidemiology, enzymatic activity and in vitro sensitivity to several antimycotic drugs of Malassezia yeasts. Dr. Nardoni is a research associate at the Institute of Veterinary Parasitology, Pisa University. She has currently general research interests in the fields of Veterinary Parasitology and Veterinary Mycology, with specific expertise in the diagnosis and epidemiology of animal parasites and fungi. Her current research projects dealing with fungi include antimycotic resistance of filamentous fungi to conventional drugs, and the development of alternative control strategies, evaluation of in vitro sensitivity of filamentous fungi to conventional and natural antimycotic compounds, epidemiologic studies on the presence and seasonal fluctuation of fungi in domestic animals and in the environment, diagnostic of systemic aspergillosis in birds, studies on characterization, epidemiology, biology and in vitro antifungal sensitivity of yeasts isolated from different sites, evaluation of the presence of M. canis arthrospores in various environments and of their role as spreaders of infection. Dr. Nardoni has published more than 50 articles in international, peer-reviewed journals with impact factor, and she is an external reviewer for the following Journals: African Journal of Microbiology Research, BMC Microbiology, Journal de Mycologie Médicale, Journal of Arab Association for Basic and Applied Sciences, Medical Mycology, Parasites and Vectors, Veterinary Dermatology, Veterinary Microbiology, Zoonoses and Public Health.
Biography Updated on 30 October 2012