Elisabetta Tosti Stazione Zoologica, Naples, Italy
Elisabetta Tosti is senior scientist at the laboratory of Animal Physiology and Evolution of the marine biology institute “Stazione Zoologica”, Naples, Italy. She is contract Professor in the University of Naples. She is founder of the Italian Society of Embryology Reproduction and Research “ SIERR” . She served as a reviewer of 15 different peer-reviewed journals in the area of Cell Biology and Reproduction . She served as a reviewer for the “National Science Foundation” for grant assignment. She is member of the editorial board of the International Journal “ Marine Drugs” and Guest Editor of a special issue. She is member of the editorial board of the International Journal “ Journal of Cell Biology and Genetics”. She has been tutor of 7 degree thesis, 3 PhD thesis, and 5 post-doc fellowships. Invited speaker at numerous international conferences and seminars. She has organized conferences and Master Courses. She has published 55 reviewed papers, is author of 9 invited reviews, 6 book chapters, one book and is Editor of an E- book.
Her generalist expertise is in the field of Reproduction and Early Developmental Stages of marine animals and mammals. Her specialist expertise is on physiology of gametes maturation, activation and fertilization with specific emphasis on the electrical events occurring at the plasma membrane. Recently she has started to investigate the impact of marine pollution, xenobiotics and marine natural products on the reproductive processes and development of marine animals.