Team - Laboratory of Psycopharmacology and Molecular Psychiatry
Paola Brivio is a post-doctoral fellow at DISFEB. From 2015 to 2018 she carried out her doctoral studies in the laboratory of professor Riva, investigating the impact of chronic stress exposure on the development of psychiatric disorders. Her current research is focused on the mechanisms of susceptibility to stress related-disorders.
Giulia Corsini is a research fellow at DISFEB. From May 2017 she carried out her Master thesis in Prof. Riva’s lab studying the effects of chronic tratment with the antidepressant Vortioxetine. Currently, she investigates the mechanisms of antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs in animal models of depression.
Veronica Begni is a post-doctoral fellow at DISFB. From 2014 to 2017 she carried out her doctoral studies at the laboratory of Psychopharmacology and Molecular Psychiatry, investigating the long-lasting effects of stress exposure during adolescence. Her current research is aimed to identify and characterize mechanisms underlying the vulnerability and resilience to stress early in life.
Francesca Marchisella is a post-doctoral fellow at DISFEB. From 2014 to 2018 she carried out her doctoral studies at Åbo Akademi University, Turku (Finland) within an EU project funded by Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions, investigating the role of MAP chinases in the context of anxiety and depression. Her current research tackles early life stress exposure and the risk for psychopathology, focusing on the mechanisms of resilience and vulnerability.
Giulia Sbrini is a Ph.D student at DISFEB. After her M.Sc. degree, she was granted a research a fellowship to work as a Ph.D student in the lab under the supervision of Dr. Francesca Calabrese. Her research is focused on the role of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the central nervous system and its involvement in the manifestation of psychiatric illnesses.
Alice Sanson is a research assistant at DISFEB. From Jan to July 2017 she carried out her Erasmus program at Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim (Germany) where she worked on animal models of neuropsychiatry. From September 2017 till July 2018 she carried out her Master thesis in prof. Riva’s lab studying the effects of chronic stress according to the animal’s age of exposure. She’s currently interested in studying the mechanisms of action of antipsychotic drugs in animal models of schizophrenia.