People

Principal Investigator | PostDocs | PhD students | Master's students | Interns | Collaborators | Alumni

Principal Investigator

Albrecht Haase

I am interested in fundamental processes underlying reception, information coding, processing, and learning. Being a physicist by formation, I am especially attracted by two aspects in these fields: exploring the overlap between neuroscience and physics, where functional processes can be tested regarding possible underlying fundamental mechanisms (e.g. quantum biology) and the application of experimental techniques which go beyond standard neuroscience approaches (nonlinear microscopy, optogenetics). My team is formed by neuroscientists and biologists who are keen on exploring experimental methods to extract information from the brain that is not accessible with conventional tools.

albrecht.haase [at] unitn.it

 

PostDocs

Amelie Cabirol

I am interested in the relationship between brain structure, function, and learning capacities. I also want to understand how variability in these parameters can affect the group success in social insects, in particular in honey bees. During my PhD, I focused on experience-dependent plasticity in brain structure and olfactory learning capacities. In my current research, I investigate the sublethal effects of neonicotinoids on olfactory processing and learning using in-vivo calcium imaging. These effects might be responsible for the decline observed in bee populations as they rely on sophisticated cognitive skills to collect food in the environment.

amelie.cabirol [at] unitn.it                                  Download CV        

 

Ettore Tiraboschi

I'm a biologist with experience in the field of biology and pharmacology of psychiatric disorders, neuronal plasticity, and Epilepsy. I'm interested in shifting my point of view from the biological aspects of neuroscience towards the study of the mechanisms underlying cognitive functions of the brain.

 

 

ettore.tiraboschi [at] unitn.it                                 Download CV

 

PhD students

Mirko Zanon

I have a physics background, oriented to biological applications and imaging techniques in living samples. I am developing methods to study neural network dynamics in Apis mellifera via optogenetics.

 

 

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Luca Del Torre

I got to Neuroscience after a Master in Experimental Physics discovering, that a quantitative and technological background can be very useful in this field. I like interdisciplinary environments because they offer continuous opportunities to discover new things collaborating with other people. I’m fascinated by the complexity of neuronal mechanisms and convinced that it is of high value to study them in relatively simple organisms, like insects, and with good control of the input variables of the sensory systems. I’m developing a setup to study the honeybee visual system and magnetoreception.

luca.deltorre [at] unitn.it               Download CV

 

Master's students

Miriam Nodari

 

 

 

 

miriam.nodari [at] studenti.unitn.it

 

Sara Bariselli

 

 

 

 

Sara.Bariselli [at] studenti.unitn.it

Interns

Mukilan Deivarajan Suresh

 

 

 

 

m.deivarajansuresh [at] studenti.unitn.it

 

Sarah Chehaimi

 

 

 

 

sarah.chehaimi [at] studenti.unitn.it

 

Collaborators 

 

Renzo Antolini - External consultant, former Head of the Biophysics and Biosignals Laboratory, Department of Physics

Giorgio Vallortigara - Animal Cognition and Neuroscience Laboratory, CIMeC

Paolo Macchi - Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, CIBIO

Anna Cereseto - Laboratory of Molecular Virology, CIBIO

Sergio Angeli - Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Paolo Fontana, Valeria Malagnini - Plant protection and biodiversity in agriculture or forestry unit, Fond. E. Mach, S. Michele all'Adige

Gianfranco Anfora - Centre Agriculture, Food, and Environment (C3A)  and Chemical Ecology research group, Fond. E. Mach, S. Michele all'Adige

Mauro Mandrioli - Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena

Paul Szyszka and Giovanni Galizia - Neurobiology group, University of Konstanz, Germany

Nathan Weisz -  Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Salzburg, Austria

Luca Turin - BSRC Alexander Fleming, Vari, Greece

Alumni

Macro Paoli - Post Doc

now Post Doc at University of Konstanz, Germany, in the Neurobiology group of Giovanni Galizia

Anna Eriksson - Post Doc

now at the Communication Group at Fondazione Mach Research and Innovation Centre

Mara Andrione - PhD student

now PostDoc at IMP - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria, with Manuel Zimmer

Elisa Rigosi - Post Doc

now PostDoc at the Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden, in the Functional zoology group

Angela Albi - Master's student

now PhD student at the International Max Planck Research Schools for Organismal Biology in Konstanz, Germany, with Iain Couzin

Paolo Guerra - Master's student

now PhD student at University of Groningen, Netherlands, in the Molecular Systems Biology group of Matthias Heinemann

Ben Timberlake - Master's student

now PhD student at the CIMeC Doctoral School in the group of Giorgio Coricelli

Giulia Zanini - Master's student

now PhD student at the Department of Physics, University of Genova/ Italian Istitute of Technology in the group of Alberto Diaspro

Anna Archetti - Master's student

now PhD student in the Doctoral Program in Photonics, EFPL Lausanne, Switzerland, in the group of Suliana Manley

Damiano Zanini - Post Doc

Virginia Belloni - Post Doc

Quentin Baudouin - Post Doc

Marco Zanoli - Master's student

Martina Puppi - Master's student

Zahid Safraz - Master's student

Marie Fayolle - Intern

Francesko Molla - Intern

Gianluca Morciano - Intern

Sofia Micheletti - Intern

Daniele Rama - Intern

Ylenia Fratini - Intern

Sofia Rossi - Intern