Patrizia Vernole

University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy

Patrizia Vernole holds a degree in biological sciences with an experimental thesis on human genetics and a specialization in medical genetics. Since 1984, she is a Researcher at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tor Vergata. Her research periods spent abroad include working at the Department of Genetics at the University of Gothenburg, the Department of Experimental Cytology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam; Molecular Genetics Laboratories, Guy's Hospital, London, UK. She is the author of more than 80 full papers. She is the recipient of grants from Miur and CNR. In addition, she served as a Referee for international journals of cell biology. Her main research interests are studies on the mechanisms of action of drugs interacting with DNA in different ways, evaluation of the damage and analysis of cellular responses to it, including DNA repair, cell cycle alterations, apoptosis, and senescence. She was also interested in the studies on the genetic control of mitosis in cells submitted to drug treatments. Her main interests in the past were expression of chromosomal fragile sites, induced by substances interactingwith DNA or its metabolism, in different groups, such as subjects affected by neuroblastoma and their parents, patients affected by chromosomal instability syndromes and healthy subjects, and she also conducted studies on long-term effects of ionizing radiations on children coming from Chernobyl region, also to verify a possible adaptive response. Besides, he was interested in the use of different in situ hybridization techniques to map human genes. He also a Teacher of applied biology (BIO13) in different courses of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tor Vergata.

Biography Updated on 31 July 2011

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