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Curr. Vitae

2009 -2013 PhD in Ecology and Environmental Biology, University of Glasgow (UK). PhD Thesis: “Pre- and post-natal stress programming: from genes to physiology” successfully defended on December, 2013, PhD degree awarded on April 2014
2006 -2009 MSc Nature Conservation, University of Florence (Italy) MSc Thesis: “Endocrine control of territorial aggression in European Stonechats: comparison between migratory and resident populations. MSc with Research Thesis, February 2009 (score: 110/110 cum laude).
2003 -2006 BSc Natural Sciences, University of Bologna (Italy) BSc Thesis: “Study of techniques of estimate and age determination on mandibles of fallow deer (Dama dama)”. BSc with Research Thesis, March 2006 (score: 110/110 cum laude)

Awards

2018 Vetmeduni Travel Grant for Young Scientists
2018 Conference Travel Grant, Company of Biologists (COB
2016 Italy Made Me Award 2016
2012 Young Investigator Award

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2016 - Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB)
Member
2016 - Association of Italian Scientists in the UK (AISUK)
Member
2015 - European Ornithological Union (EOU)
Member
2011 -2014 British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN)
Member
2011 - Society for Experimental Biology (SEB)
Member

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2018 -2018 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution: Redaktionsmitglied

Reviewer for scientific journals

  • Behavioral Ecology.
  • Biology Letters.
  • Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research (CJVR).
  • Current Zoology.
  • Developmental Psychobiology.
  • Ecology and Evolution.
  • Ethology.
  • Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
  • Functional Ecology.
  • Hormones and Behavior.
  • Ibis.
  • Interface Focus.
  • Journal of Avian Biology.
  • Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology.
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology / A.
  • Journal of Experimental Biology.
  • Peerj.
  • Physiology & Behavior.
  • PLoS One.
  • Scientific Reports.
  • The Science of Nature.
  • Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

    2019 -2019 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - Germany
    2018 -2018 BBSRC - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council - United Kingdom
    2018 -2018 Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) = Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen - Belgium

    Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

    2018 Emerging techniques in the study of behavioural plasticity
    Chair
    2015 Early life experiences: merging mechanistic and functional approaches to reveal their meaning
    Member of organizing committee
    2013 Developmental programming: integrating brain, physiology and behaviour
    Member of organizing committee
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