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Professor, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
University of Udine, Italy
1988-1998 teaching assistant of Anatomy of domestic animals (degree in Veterinary Medicine at the Udine University) · 1990- 2001 teaching of Animal anatomy (degree in Food Technologies Sciences, Agricultural Faculty at the Udine University) · 1996- to date post-graduate levels lectures on Anatomy and Physiology of aquatic animals for the PhD Aquaculture course · 2000- 2002 lectures for Biotechnology and Methodology applied to nutrition · 2000 to date lectures for Biology and Anatomy of wild animals (degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Production) · 2000- 2010 lectures for Veterinary anatomy and histology (degree in Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology) · 2010- to date lectures for Histology, Anatomy and Physiology (degree in Biotechnology)
from 1990 to 1998 research in experimental embryology of the normal and neural tube defect in chick embryos; studies on developmental myenteric neurons in animals · from 1998 to date the research activity mainly deals with: the study of apoptosis related to gene expression in the mammary gland of ruminants; gene expression in the mammary gland of ruminants under metabolic stress; with characterisation and expression of AIF (apoptosis inducing factor) in mammary gland of cow; with the expression of PACAP (Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide) in the central and peripheral nervous system of birds; with the study apoptosis and related genes in development of deer antler; with gene expression in cell cultures (white blood cells and adipocytes) supplemented with natural compounds; with molecular markers of mammary stem cells gene expression in adipose tissue (RNA-seq) She managed with histology, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry, light microscopy, transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Since 1998 she equipped molecular biology laboratory and managed with protein and acid nucleic electrophoresis, Western blotting, Northern blotting, Southern blotting, PCR, RT-PCR, cloning, in situ hybridisation, Real-timePCR and microarrays.