Cinzia Domeneghini graduated in veterinary medicine from the University of Milan, Milan, Italy in 1973. She had been an Assistant Professor (1974–1978) and then a Senior Assistant Professor (1978–1981) of histology (microscopic anatomy) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Milan. From 1981 to 2002, she had been an Associate Professor of histology and then of vertebrate zoology. Since 2002, she has been a Full Professor of veterinary anatomy at the same faculty. She is the Head of the Department of Veterinary Sciences and Technologies for Food Safety (2007–2010). In addition, Professor Domeneghini is a teacher of veterinary anatomy in several postgraduate schools, including the postgraduate school of Veterinary Sciences for Animal Health and Food Safety at the University of Milan. She is the author or coauthor of around 200 publications, chapters in books and abstracts. Her scientific activity concerns primarily the study of the gut neuroendocrine system in vertebrates, with special emphasis to mammals and fish. The alimentary canal of these vertebrates is analyzed also with the aim of describing possible morphofunctional consequences of various dietary supplementations. Moreover, she studies the morphofunctional aspects of reproductive organs in different mammalian species, with emphasis to the peptidergic innervation and glycoconjugate secretions. Glycoconjugate secretions are also studied in the alimentary canal of fish. Techniques are used in her scientific activity, which primarily concerns histological, histochemical, and immuno-histochemical techniques, sometimes accompanied by quantitative evaluations (histometry).
Biography Updated on 10 March 2009