Simona Francia

Post Doc

Research Lines



2019-Present: Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Center for Synaptic Neuroscience (NSYN), Italian Institute of Techonology (IIT) Genova (Italy).

2015-2019: PhD in Biomedical Science at University of Padua-National Research Council (CNR) Padua. 

2014-2015: Research Fellowship holder at Veneto Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM)- National Research Council (CNR) Padua. 

2013-2014: Research fellowship holder at Vetsuisse-Faculty, Department of Veterinary Physiology, University of Zurich (Zurich).

2011-2013: Research Fellowship holder at Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma-Italian Institute of Techonology (IIT).

2008-2011: DSc degree in Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology at University of Bologna.

2004-2008: Bachelor Degree in Biotechnology at University of Parma.

IIT Publications

  • 2021
  • Maset A., Galla L., Francia S.iit, Cozzolino O., Capasso P., Goisis RC., Losi G., Lombardo A., Ratto GM., Lodovichi C.

    Altered Cl− homeostasis hinders forebrain GABAergic interneuron migration in a mouse model of intellectual disability

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Francia S.iit, Lodovichi C.

    The role of the odorant receptors in the formation of the sensory map

    BMC Biology
  • 2019
  • Zamparo I., Francia S., Franchi S. A., Redolfi N., Costanzi E., Kerstens A., Fukutani Y., Battistutta R., Polverino De Laureto P., Munck S., De Strooper B., Matsunami H., Lodovichi C.

    Axonal odorant receptors mediate axon targeting

    Cell Reports
  • 2018
  • Arcidiacono D., Dedja A., Giacometti C., Fassan M., Nucci D., Francia S., Fabris F., Zaramella A., Gallagher E.J., Cassaro M., Rugge M., LeRoith D., Alberti A., Realdon S.

    Hyperinsulinemia promotes esophageal cancer development in a surgically-induced duodeno-esophageal reflux murine model

    International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol. 19, (no. 4)
  • 2014
  • Francia S., Silvotti L., Ghirardi F., Catzeflis F., Percudani R., Tirindelli R.

    Evolution of spatially coexpressed families of type-2 vomeronasal receptors in rodents

    Genome Biology and Evolution, vol. 7, (no. 1), pp. 272-285
  • Francia S., Pifferi S., Menini A., Tirindelli R.iit

    Vomeronasal receptors and signal transduction in the vomeronasal organ of mammals

    Neurobiology of Chemical Communication, pp. 297-323, Publisher: CRC Press