Institute for Coastal Marine Environment, National Research Council (CNR)
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).
Dr. Gabriella Caruso is author of more than 180 scientific contributions including articles published on Journals, presented to scientific Conferences or Technical Reports. In the field of marine microbiology and environmental sciences her interests are: marine microbial ecology, qualitative and quantitative study of microbial communities in seawater and sediment of marine and freshwater environments; seawater pollution monitoring; bacterial pathogens (Escherichia coli, Vibrio cholerae, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Salmonella spp.), search of new rapid methodologies for bacterial identification and enumeration (fluorescent antibody method and enzymatic assays); microbial loop; study of microbial ectoenzymes involved in biogeochemical cycles. In the field of aquaculture, the main study topics include: fish digestive enzymes, assessment of environmental impact of aquaculture, non-specific immune response of fish (lysozyme, hemolysins, hemagglutinins) and its relationship with induced stress conditions, microbiological quality of seafood products (fish and molluscs).