Federica Buffolo

PhD Student Fellow
PhD student


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  • From November 2015 PhD candidate in Neuroscience and Neurotechnology at Centre for synaptic neuroscience laboratory (NSYN), Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Benfenati, Genova, Italy.

  • October 2014 - September 2015 Technical assistant at the Visual Neuroscience Laboratory, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy, under the supervision of Dr. Davide Zoccolan. Behavioural and histological tests of rat visual functions.
  • September 2011 - March 2014, M.Sc. in Neuroscience, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy. Dissertation: “Analysis of cis- and trans-acting elements of the human TARDB Promoter with a novel promoter reporter system”. Supervisor: Prof. Giampiero Leanza. Final grade: 110 out of 110.

  • October 2008 - September 2011, B.Sc. in Biotechnology, University of Trieste, Trieste, ItalyDissertation: "Interactions between cholinergic dysfunction and  amyloid aggregation in neurodegenerative rat disorders". Supervisor: Prof. Giampiero Leanza. Final grade: 104 out of 110.


Characterization of RE-1 Silencing Transcription Factor under inflammatory conditions

IIT Publications

  • 2017
  • Tafazoli S., Safaai H.iit, De Franceschi G., Rosselli F.B., Vanzella W., Riggi M., Buffolo F.iit, Panzeri S.iit, Zoccolan D.

    Emergence of transformation-tolerant representations of visual objects in rat lateral extrastriate cortex

    eLife, vol. 6