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Short description of the research team

Thematic fields of interest/research areas: Neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s disease; Parkinson’s disease); Receptor heteromers; Cannabinoids

Manager/head of the team: Dr. Luca Ferraro

Team members: Dr. Maria Cristina Tomasini; Dr. Sarah Beggiato; Dr. Andrea Celeste Borelli


Research infrastructures:

Library; Animal Facilities; Primary cell culture laboratory; Microdialysis Laboratory; In vitro preparation Laboratory; HPLC systems for the determination of endogenous neurotransmitters. Other specific equipment and behavioural laboratories are available at IRET Foundation.


Prerequisites of the trainee researcher:

Level of education: "Marie Curie Individual Fellowship” Action requirements. Degree in Biology, Pharmacy, Medicine

Research experience: skills in several methods that underpin basic research in neuroscience and pharmacology fields.

Required working language: English, Italian

Further required requisites: passion and analytical abilities.


Contact: prof. Luca Ferraro (


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