Dr. Gabriella Caruso
Research Scientist, Institute for Coastal Marine Environment, National Research Council
Born in 1966, since 1994 Dr. Gabriella Caruso is a Researcher at the Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC)-National Research Council (CNR), Messina (Italy). Graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Messina (1988), holder of a CNR research grant (1989-1991) “Research of microorganisms through immunofluorescence and citofluorimetry”, she has become a Specialist in Applied Microbiology at the University of Messina (1993). She has been a Component of the Executive Plankton Committee (from 2000 to 2001, 2002 to 2003, 2010 to 2012, 2013 to 2015) as well as of the Executive Aquaculture Committee (from 2004 to 2006) of the Italian Society for Marine Biology (SIBM). Dr. Caruso has been the supervisor of several graduate thesis at Messina University, Rapporteur of a PhD Thesis at the Université du Sud-Toulon (France) and a Member of the Teaching Commission in the PhD course "Applied Hygiene" held at the Dept. of Hygiene of the University of Messina (2006-2011).
Microbial Oceanography, Marine microbiology and microbial ecology, Distribution and enzymatic activities of microbial communities in marine and brackish environments (leucine aminopeptidase, beta-glucosidase and alkaline phosphatase) ,Spatial and temporal dynamics of microbial hydrolytic processes,Set up and application of new rapid methodologies such as fluorescent antibody method and enzymatic assays for the detection and enumeration of bacterial pathogens (Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecium, Vibrio spp,) and of their physiological status (viable staining with specific fluorochromes)