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Mara GIORDANO: Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1989- Degree in Biological Sciences  at the University of Pavia (110/110 e lode)
  • 1994- Specialisation in Genetics at the University of Pavia
  • 1999- PhD in Human Genetics at the University of Torino.

 

  • 1991-1993   fellowship by “Fondazione per le Biotecnologie”
  • 1993-1994   CEE fellowship at the INSERM 91 (Creteil, Paris France)
  • 1994-1998   PhD Fellowship (University of Torino)
  • 1998-2000   fellowship by AISM (Multiple Sclerosis Italian Association)
  • 2000-2005   Research assistantship by University of  Eastern Piedmont
  • 2006- today Associate professor in Medical Genetics (Eastern Piedmont University)

 

Scientific activity

  • 1987-1990 Laboratory of Human Genetics, University of Pavia (Italy) directed by Prof. S. Benerecetti Santachiara: collaborating to a research project concerning the study of mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms in Human populations.
  • 1990-1991 Laboratory of Plant Genetics, University of Pavia (Italy) directed by Prof. R.Cella: working a research project concerning identification of a novel DNA-methyltransferase in rice cultured cells.
  • 1991-1992 Laboratory of Human Genetics directed by Prof. P. Momigliano Richiardi University of Torino (Italy): involved in the study of  HLA polymorphisms in the Italian population and in the study of mutations involved in Myotonic Dystrophy.
  • 1993-1994 Laboratory of Biochemistry and Genetics, INSERM 91 Creteil (Paris,France), directed by Prof. M. Goossens: working in a research project on the identification of  new  mutations involved in autosomal recessive Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • 1994-1997 laboratory of Human Genetics, University of Torino (Italy),   mainly involved in the search for mutations and polymorphism involved in  Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • 1997 (from July to October) Laboratory of Human Genetics directed by Prof. Luca Cavalli-Sforza, University of Stanford (CA, USA): during this stage she learn and used a new developed technique (Denaturing High Performance Liquid Chromatography; DHPLC) to identify polymorphisms in a Multiple Sclerosis candidate region.
  • 1997 to date Laboratory of Human Genetics, University of Eastern Piedmont (Novara, Italy): mainly involved in the search for genes involved in complex and monogenic disease
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