Carmela Vitale

PhD Student
PhD student

About

01/11/2016-PRESENT P.hD. Student at the Center for Synaptic Neuroscience (NSYN), Italian Institute of Technology Genoa, Italy

01-30/11/2015 and 01-30/06/2016   Research Abroad as Junior Researcher at the University of Eastern Finland, Department of Neurobiology A. I. Virtanen Institute Kuopio, Finland. Took part in two projects: “The role of serotonin in migraine pathology” and “Hunting of origins of migraine pain” by performing electrophysiological experiments

07/06/2016 Took part to the “International Postgraduate Course Migraine and Stroke: common and specific mechanisms” to demonstrate the recording of nociceptive spikes from trigeminal nerve terminals in meninges at “University of Eastern Finland” Cell Biology, Department of Neurobiology A. I. Virtanen Institute Kuopio, Finland

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

20/10/09-30/10/13 Bachelor in Molecular Biology University of Naples “Federico II” Department of Molecular Biology Naples, Italy. Diploma thesis: “The DNA-methyltransferase1 gene expression levels in rat brains in the model of Cortical Spreading Depression”

10/12/2013-17/05/2016 Master in Molecular Biology University of Naples “Federico II” Department of Molecular Biology Naples, Italy

01/09/2014-02/07/2015 Erasmus Traineeship “University of Eastern Finland” Cell Biology, Department of Neurobiology A. I. Virtanen Institute Kuopio, Finland Diploma thesis: “Capsaicin-induced nociceptive firing in rat meninges”

 

Projects

For my P.hD. project I am focused on studying the interplay between integrin β3 and Ca2+-activated K+ channels, and its relevance in autism spectrum disorders.  

Selected Publications

1. Hunting for origins of migraine pain: cluster analysis of spontaneous and capsaicin-induced firing in meningeal nerves.                                                                                 Zakharov, A., Vitale, C., Kilinc, E., Koroleva, K., Shelukhina, I., Naumenko, N., & Skorinkin, A., Khazipov,R., Giniatullin R (2015). Front Cell Neurosci. 2015 Jul 28; 9:287. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2015.00287 

2. Serotonergic mechanisms of trigeminal meningeal nociception: implications for migraine pain.                                                                                                                                 Kilinc, E., Guerrero-Toro, C., Zakharov, A., Vitale, C., Gubert-Olive,M., Koroleva, K., Timonina,A., Luzg,L., Shelukhina,I., Giniatullina,R., Torea,F., Safronovg,B., Giniatullin,R. (2016) Neuropharmacology. PII: S0028-3908(16)30589-5 DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropharm. 2016.12.024 Reference: NP 6547