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Cristina Zona

Physiology - Bio/09

Biography

Graduated from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, she carries out research in the laboratory of Biophysics and Cybernetics of the C.N.R. of Genoa, at the Max-Plank Institute in Munich, Germany, at the Harvard Medical Scool, Boston, U.S.A., at the McGill University, Montreal, Canada and at the Department of Neuroscience, Kioto University, Japan. Since 2000 she is Associate Professor in Physiology at the Department of Systems Medicine of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and head of one of the research laboratories of Electrophysiology at the same University and of the Neurobiophysics laboratory at I.R.C.C.S., S. Lucia Foundation of Rome. Since 2012, following a national competition, she is eligible for the role of Full Professor in Physiology. The research activity is focused on the study of neuronal excitability and its modulation, both in physiological and pathological conditions, using in vitro experimental models and electrophysiological techniques. She has been and is currently the scientific director of national and international research projects, financed by public and private institutes.
She is a member of the Italian, European and American Society of Neurosciences, Italian Society of Physiology and is the author of over 80 publications in international peer-reviewed journals.