Matteo Moschetta

PhD Student
Ph. D. student

About

Biographical information: Name: Matteo Moschetta Date of birth: 08/11/1991 Place of birth: Conegliano, Treviso (TV) E-mail: matteo.moschetta@iit.it

Education:

From September 2016: fellow PhD student in Neuroscience and Neurotechnology at Centre for synaptic neuroscience laboratory (NSYN), Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) under the supervision of Professor Fabio Benfenati, Genova, Italy. Title of the project: Differential modulation of syn I and II on presynaptic voltage-gated Ca2+ channels in excitatory and inhibitory synapses.

October 2013- October 2015: attending the Master in Health Biology at the Alma Mater University of Bologna, Bologna (BO), Italy. Master’s degree : 110/110 cum laude (best grade : 110 cum laude) Internship in the Laboratory of Professor Stefano Ferroni at the “Laboratory of cellular and molecular physiology”. Title of the project: Regulation mediated by short chain fatty acids of the bioelectrical activity of cortical astrocytes in primary culture.

October 2010- July 2013: Bacheleor’s degree in Biology at the Alma Mater University of Bologna, Bologna (BO). Bacheleor’s degree : 105/110 (best grade : 110 cum laude) Trainee at the Laboratory of Doctor Sonia Scaramagli (Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Coop Italia Società Cooperativa, Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna (BO). Title of the project: Validation of methods in Real Time PCR for the identification of animal species in meat foods.

September 2005- June 2010: Scientific High School Diploma at the ISISS “Marco Casagrande”, Pieve di Soligo, Treviso (TV).

Projects

Main projects:

- Studying and characterizing, throw electrophysiological techniques and biochemical approaches, of synapsin KO mouse model. In particular studying the function of mutant synapsin I protein in primary culture of hippocampal neurons and his role in epileptogenic phenotype.

- Investigation of synapsin I and II function in hippocampal neurons culture, in which these proteins are silenced by ShRNA technique.

Collaborations:

- Characterization of epileptic phenotype of TBC1D24 heterozygous hippocampal neurons throw whole-cell patch-clamp tecnique. 

- Validation of optogenetic probes in order to reduce hyperactivity in cell culture and epileptic mice model.