Senior Researcher in Convention
Laura Civiero was born in Italy in 1982.
She graduated in Molecular Biology at the University of Padova and she obtained her PhD in Biotechnology at the University of Verona. During her postdoctoral studies, she investigated the neuronal and glial functions of Leucine-Rich Repeat Kinase 2 (LRRK2), a kinase involved in extremely common familiar forms of Parkinson’s disease.
She carried out part of her research in collaboration with the University of Leuven (Belgium), the University of Laval (Canada) and the NIH (United States). Since 2017, she has been employed as assistant Professor at the Department of Biology, University of Padova.
She is currently supervising translational researches as a senior researcher at the San Camillo IRCCS with the aim to validate a set of possible biomarkers useful for PD diagnosis and the scanning of PD progression and treatment efficacy.
Her work focuses on the identification of novel molecular and targetable pathways involved in genetic Parkinson’s disease (PD). Her most recent studies concern the molecular characterization of novel physiological functions of glial cells and the role of PD-linked proteins in modulating these cellular processes. Laura’s research is supported by national and intramural grants. She has published 26 papers with 862 citations, h-index 14 and i10-index 18 (Google Scholar).
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