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Program Director: Prof. Felicia Farina

Vice-Program Director: Prof. Fabio Bucchieri


Since XXVI cycle, the PhD School of BIOMEDICINE AND NEUROSCIENCE jointed with the NEUROSCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM of the University of Texas Medical Branch(Galveston, TX, USA)

The goal of PhD program is to graduate scientists who have a broad base of experience with modern experimental skills and comprehensive knowledge background of the organization, structure and functions of the human body and who will seek to explore cellular and molecular mechanisms of important human body functions and disorders, including those of the nervous system.

It is expected that our graduates will become researchers and/or teachers in the field of biomedicine and neuroscience in academic institutions, industry, biotechnology or government.

At the end of the course, all students will present their work as a doctoral thesis in English. Students with scholarship can be enrolled also by UTMB at the Neuroscience Graduate Program

Main research Topics are: Regenerative medicine and therapeutic applications of stem cells; pathophysiological changes induced by stress in human tissues; modification of cell differentiation and of the microenvironment that lead to aging and to the pathogenesis of human disease; identification of new biomarkers, including extracellular vesicles; development and testing of new therapeutic agents.