Anna Rocchi

Post Doc

Research Lines



L.go Rosanna Benzi, 10
+39 010 5558 534


2014- present Post Doc, Center for Synaptic Neuroscience (NSYN), Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

2012-2013 Post Doc, Motor Neuron Disease Department, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

2008–2011 PhD in Neuroscience, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

1999–2005 Degree in Medical Biotechnology University of Bologna

IIT Publications

  • 2021
  • Buffolo F., Petrosino V., Albini M.iit, Moschetta M., Carlini F., Floss T., Kerlero de Rosbo N., Cesca F., Rocchi A.iit, Uccelli A., Benfenati F.iit

    Neuroinflammation induces synaptic scaling through IL-1b-mediated activation of the transcriptional repressor REST/NRSF

    Cell Death and Disease
  • 2020
  • Carminati E.iit, Buffolo F.iit, Rocchi A.iit, Michetti C.iit, Cesca F.iit, Benfenati F.iit

    Mild Inactivation of RE-1 Silencing Transcription Factor (REST) Reduces Susceptibility to Kainic Acid-Induced Seizures

    Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, vol. 13
  • Maya-Vetencourt J.F.iit, Manfredi G.iit, Mete M., Colombo E.iit, Bramini M.iit, Di Marco S.iit, Shmal D.iit, Mantero G.iit, Dipalo M.iit, Rocchi A.iit, DiFrancesco M.L.iit, Papaleo E.D.iit, Russo A., Barsotti J.iit, Eleftheriou C.iit, Di Maria F., Cossu V., Piazza F., Emionite L., Ticconi F., Marini C., Sambuceti G., Pertile G., Lanzani G.iit, Benfenati F.iit

    Subretinally injected semiconducting polymer nanoparticles rescue vision in a rat model of retinal dystrophy

    Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 15, (no. 8), pp. 698-708
  • Espinoza S.iit, Sukhanov I., Efimova E.V., Kozlova A., Antonova K.A., Illiano P.iit, Leo D.iit, Merkulyeva N., Kalinina D., Musienko P., Rocchi A.iit, Mus L.iit, Sotnikova T.D., Gainetdinov R.R.

    Trace Amine-Associated Receptor 5 Provides Olfactory Input Into Limbic Brain Areas and Modulates Emotional Behaviors and Serotonin Transmission

    Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, vol. 13
  • 2019
  • Bramini M.iit, Chiacchiaretta M.iit, Armirotti A.iit, Rocchi A.iit, Kale D.D.iit, Martin C., Vazquez E., Bandiera T.iit, Ferroni S., Cesca F.iit, Benfenati F.iit

    An Increase in Membrane Cholesterol by Graphene Oxide Disrupts Calcium Homeostasis in Primary Astrocytes

    Small, vol. 15, (no. 15)
  • Rocchi A.iit, Sacchetti S.iit, De Fusco A.iit, Giovedi S., Parisi B., Cesca F.iit, Holtje M., Ruprecht K., Ahnert-Hilger G., Benfenati F.iit

    Autoantibodies to synapsin I sequestrate synapsin I and alter synaptic function

    Cell Death and Disease, vol. 10, (no. 11)
  • Maiole F.iit, Giachero S.iit, Fossati S.M.iit, Rocchi A.iit, Zullo L.iit

    mTOR as a marker of exercise and fatigue in Octopus vulgaris arm

    Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 10, pp. 1161
  • Rocchi A.iit, Moretti D.iit, Lignani G.iit, Colombo E.iit, Scholz-Starke J.iit, Baldelli P., Tkatch T.iit, Benfenati F.iit

    Neurite-Enriched MicroRNA-218 Stimulates Translation of the GluA2 Subunit and Increases Excitatory Synaptic Strength

    Molecular Neurobiology, vol. 56, (no. 8), pp. 5701-5714
  • Bramini M., Rocchi A.iit, Benfenati F.iit, Cesca F.iit

    Neuronal cultures and nanomaterials

    In vitro neuronal networks: from culturing methods to neuro-technological applications, Publisher: SPRINGERS PUBLISHERS
  • Cossu V., Marini C., Piccioli P., Rocchi A.iit, Bruno S., Orengo A.M., Emionite L., Bauckneht M., Grillo F., Capitanio S., Balza E., Yosifov N., Castellani P., Caviglia G., Panfoli I., Morbelli S., Ravera S., Benfenati F.iit, Sambuceti G.

    Obligatory role of endoplasmic reticulum in brain FDG uptake

    European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, vol. 46, (no. 5), pp. 1184-1196
  • 2018
  • Limongi T., Rocchi A.iit, Cesca F.iit, Tan H., Miele E.iit, Giugni A., Orlando M.iit, Perrone Donnorso M.iit, Perozziello G., Benfenati F.iit, Di Fabrizio E.

    Delivery of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor by 3D Biocompatible Polymeric Scaffolds for Neural Tissue Engineering and Neuronal Regeneration

    Molecular Neurobiology, vol. 55, (no. 12), pp. 8788-8798
  • Buschiazzo A., Cossu V., Bauckneht M., Orengo A., Piccioli P., Emionite L., Bianchi G., Grillo F., Rocchi A.iit, Di Giulio F., Fiz F., Raffaghello L., Nobili F., Bruno S., Caviglia G., Ravera S., Benfenati F.iit, Piana M., Morbelli S., Sambuceti G., Marini C.

    Effect of starvation on brain glucose metabolism and 18F-2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose uptake: an experimental in-vivo and ex-vivo study

    EJNMMI Research, vol. 8
  • Chiacchiaretta M.iit, Bramini M., Rocchi A.iit, Armirotti A.iit, Giordano E.iit, Vazquez E., Bandiera T.iit, Ferroni S., Cesca F.iit, Benfenati F.iit

    Graphene Oxide Upregulates the Homeostatic Functions of Primary Astrocytes and Modulates Astrocyte-to-Neuron Communication

    Nano Letters, vol. 18, (no. 9), pp. 5827-5838
  • Pecoraro-Bisogni F.iit, Lignani G.iit, Contestabile A.iit, Castroflorio E.iit, Pozzi D.iit, Rocchi A.iit, Prestigio C.iit, Orlando M.iit, Valente P., Massacesi M.iit, Benfenati F.iit, Baldelli P.iit

    REST-Dependent Presynaptic Homeostasis Induced by Chronic Neuronal Hyperactivity

    Molecular Neurobiology, vol. 55, (no. 6), pp. 4959-4972
  • 2017
  • Sharma P.P., Gervasoni G., Albisetti E., D'Ercoli F., Monticelli M., Moretti D.iit, Forte N.iit, Rocchi A.iit, Ferrari G., Baldelli P.iit, Sampietro M., Benfenati F.iit, Bertacco R., Petti D.

    Towards a magnetoresistive platform for neural signal recording

    AIP Advances, vol. 7, (no. 5)
  • 2016
  • Polanco M.J.iit, Parodi S.iit, Piol D., Stack C., Chivet M., Contestabile A.iit, Miranda H.C., Lievens P.M.-J., Espinoza S.iit, Jochum T., Rocchi A.iit, Grunseich C., Gainetdinov R.R., Cato A.C.B., Lieberman A.P., La Spada A.R., Sambataro F., Fischbeck K.H., Gozes I., Pennuto M.iit

    Adenylyl cyclase activating polypeptide reduces phosphorylation and toxicity of the polyglutamine-expanded androgen receptor in spinobulbar muscular atrophy

    Science Translational Medicine, vol. 8, (no. 370)
  • Rocchi A.iit, Milioto C.iit, Parodi S.iit, Armirotti A.iit, Borgia D., Pellegrini M.iit, Urciuolo A., Molon S., Morbidoni V., Marabita M., Romanello V., Gatto P., Blaauw B., Bonaldo P., Sambataro F., Robins D.M., Lieberman A.P., Soraru G., Vergani L., Sandri M., Pennuto M.iit

    Glycolytic-to-oxidative fiber-type switch and mTOR signaling activation are early-onset features of SBMA muscle modified by high-fat diet

    Acta Neuropathologica, vol. 132, (no. 1), pp. 127-144
  • Bramini M.iit, Sacchetti S.iit, Armirotti A.iit, Rocchi A.iit, Vazquez E., Leon Castellanos V., Bandiera T.iit, Cesca F.iit, Benfenati F.iit

    Graphene Oxide Nanosheets Disrupt Lipid Composition, Ca2+ Homeostasis, and Synaptic Transmission in Primary Cortical Neurons

    ACS Nano, vol. 10, (no. 7), pp. 7154-7171
  • 2015
  • Rusmini P., Polanco M.J., Cristofani R., Cicardi M.E., Meroni M., Galbiati M., Piccolella M., Messi E., Giorgetti E., Lieberman A.P., Milioto C.iit, Rocchi A.iit, Aggarwal T.iit, Pennuto M., Crippa V., Poletti A.

    Aberrant Autophagic Response in the Muscle of A Knock-in Mouse Model of Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy

    Scientific Reports, vol. 5
  • 2014
  • Aggarwal T.iit, Polanco M.J.iit, Scaramuzzino C.iit, Rocchi A.iit, Milioto C.iit, Emionite L., Ognio E., Sambataro F.iit, Galbiati M., Poletti A., Pennuto M.iit

    Androgens affect muscle, motor neuron, and survival in a mouse model of SOD1-related amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    Neurobiology of Aging, vol. 35, (no. 8), pp. 1929-1938
  • Cesca F.iit, Limongi T., Accardo A.iit, Rocchi A.iit, Orlando M.iit, Shalabaeva V.iit, Di Fabrizio E., Benfenati F.iit

    Fabrication of biocompatible free-standing nanopatterned films for primary neuronal cultures

    RSC Advances, vol. 4, (no. 86), pp. 45696-45702
  • 2013
  • Lignani G.iit, Raimondi A.iit, Ferrea E.iit, Rocchi A.iit, Paonessa F.iit, Cesca F.iit, Orlando M.iit, Tkatch T.iit, Valtorta F., Cossette P., Baldelli P.iit, Benfenati F.iit

    Epileptogenic Q555X SYN1 mutant triggers imbalances in release dynamics and short-term plasticity

    Human Molecular Genetics, vol. 22, (no. 11), pp. 2186-2199
  • Rocchi A.iit, Pennuto M.iit

    New routes to therapy for spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy

    Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, vol. 50, (no. 3), pp. 514-523
  • 2010
  • Rocchi A., Manara M.C., Sciandra M., Zambelli D., Nardi F., Nicoletti G., Garofalo C., Meschini S., Astolfi A., Colombo M.P., Lessnick S.L., Picci P., Scotlandi K.

    CD99 inhibits neural differentiation of human Ewing sarcoma cells and thereby contributes to oncogenesis

    Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol. 120, (no. 3), pp. 668-680
  • 2008
  • Capanni C., Del Coco R., Squarzoni S., Columbaro M., Mattioli E., Camozzi D., Rocchi A., Scotlandi K., Maraldi N., Foisner R., Lattanzi G.

    Prelamin A is involved in early steps of muscle differentiation

    Experimental Cell Research, vol. 314, (no. 20), pp. 3628-3637
  • 2007
  • Scotlandi K., Zuntini M., Manara M.C., Sciandra M., Rocchi A., Benini S., Nicoletti G., Bernard G., Nanni P., Lollini P.-L., Bernard A., Picci P.

    CD99 isoforms dictate opposite functions in tumour malignancy and metastases by activating or repressing c-Src kinase activity

    Oncogene, vol. 26, (no. 46), pp. 6604-6618