Dr. Flavia Antonucci, starting from the study of pathological conditions involved in epilepsy, moved now to identification of cellular alterations associated to psychiatric and neurological diseases. She focuses her attention on mechanisms underlying neuronal function and communication and particularly, her field of interest, is the study of proteins controlling synaptic plasticity. Antonucci is a neurophysiologist with scientific experience in neuroscience and specific technical skills in “in vitro” and ”in vivo” electrophysiology. She hold her degree in pharmaceutical chemistry in 2003 and a Ph.D. degree in developmental neuroscience from University of Pisa. Before achieving her Ph.D degree, she spent a short period at the Life&Brain Center - University of Bonn – Germany where she began to approach to “in vitro” path clump technique. Recent Grant: FIRB – FUTURO IN RICERCA 2010/11 – Scientific Coordinator - title of the project: “Molecular determinant of neuronal excitability: role of presynaptic proteins in epilepsy”. Patent: “Method and composition for the delivery of a botulinum neurotoxin for the prevention and treatment of epileptic seizures “. United States Patent Office n. 11/324,056, patent pending.
Biography Updated on 7 March 2013