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Simona Francia

Post Doc
Neuroscience and Smart Materials
Research center
2019-Present: Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Center for Synaptic Neuroscience (NSYN), Italian Institute of Techonology (IIT) Genova (Italy). 2015-2019: PhD in Biomedical Science at University of Padua-National Research Council (CNR) Padua. 2014-2015: Research Fellowship holder at Veneto Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM)- National Research Council (CNR) Padua. 2013-2014: Research fellowship holder at Vetsuisse-Faculty, Department of Veterinary Physiology, University of Zurich (Zurich). 2011-2013: Research Fellowship holder at Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma-Italian Institute of Techonology (IIT). 2008-2011: DSc degree in Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology at University of Bologna. 2004-2008: Bachelor Degree in Biotechnology at University of Parma.

Title: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institute: University of Padua
Location: Padua
Country: Italy
From: 2015 To: 2018

Title: Master degree in Molecular Biotechnology
Institute: University of Bologna
Location: Bologna
Country: Italy
From: 2008 To: 2011

Title: BCs in Biotechnology
Institute: University of Parma
Location: Parma
Country: Italy
From: 2004 To: 2008


Description: FELASA Category B course on "Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science"
Date: 03-02-2014

Experience External

Title: PhD student-CNR fellowship holder
Institute: Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine- National Research Council (CNR)
Location: Padua
Country: Italy
From: 2014 To: 2019

Title: Fellowship holder
Institute: University of Zurich
Location: University of Zurich-Tierspital
Country: Switzerland
From: 2013 To: 2014

Title: Fellowship holder-"assegno di ricerca"
Institute: University of Parma
Location: University of Parma-Department of Neuroscience
Country: Italy
From: 2011 To: 2014

All Publications
Maset A., Galla L., Francia S., Cozzolino O., Capasso P., Goisis RC., Losi G., Lombardo A., Ratto GM., Lodovichi C.
Altered Cl− homeostasis hinders forebrain GABAergic interneuron migration in a mouse model of intellectual disability
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Article Journal
Zamparo I., Francia S., Franchi S. A., Redolfi N., Costanzi E., Kerstens A., Fukutani Y., Battistutta R., Polverino De Laureto P., Munck S., De Strooper B., Matsunami H., Lodovichi C.
Axonal odorant receptors mediate axon targeting
Cell Reports
Arcidiacono D., Dedja A., Giacometti C., Fassan M., Nucci D., Francia S., Fabris F., Zaramella A., Gallagher E.J., Cassaro M., Rugge M., LeRoith D., Alberti A., Realdon S.
Hyperinsulinemia promotes esophageal cancer development in a surgically-induced duodeno-esophageal reflux murine model
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol. 19, (no. 4)
Francia S., Silvotti L., Ghirardi F., Catzeflis F., Percudani R., Tirindelli R.
Evolution of spatially coexpressed families of type-2 vomeronasal receptors in rodents
Genome Biology and Evolution, vol. 7, (no. 1), pp. 272-285
Francia S., Pifferi S., Menini A., Tirindelli R.
Vomeronasal receptors and signal transduction in the vomeronasal organ of mammals
Neurobiology of Chemical Communication, pp. 297-323, Publisher: CRC Press
Book Chapter Book