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Class of 2002
Cunha, Carla
University (1st Degree)
About the PhD
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Thesis Title
BDNF overexpression in the forebain results in learning and memory impairments
Prof. Riccardo Brambilla
Prof. António Amorim
University of Porto
Molecular Genetics of Behaviour, San Raffaele Institute, Milan
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After the PhD (Current Situation)
Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute

Relevant Publications
Cunha C, Panseri S, Antonini S. Emerging nanotechnology approaches in tissue engineering for peripheral nerve regeneration. Review. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine. 2011 Feb;7(1):50-9. DOI:10.1016/j.nano.2010.07.004
Gelain F, Panseri S, Antonini S, Cunha C, Donega M, Lowery J, Taraballi F, Cerri G, Montagna M, Baldissera F, Vescovi A. Transplantation of Nanostructured Composite Scaffolds Results in the Regeneration of Chronically Injured Spinal Cords. ACS Nano. 2011 Jan 25;5(1):227-36. doi: 10.1021/nn102461w
Cunha C, Panseri S, Villa O, Silva D, Gelain F. 3D culture of adult mouse neural stem cells within different functionalized self-assembling peptide scaffolds. International Journal of Nanomedicine. In press.
Cunha C, Panseri S, Sandri M, Marcacci M, Tampieri A. Inspired by nature. Bio-inspired artificial scaffolds and the quest to replicate biology. Editorial uncovered short article. Materials Today. 2012 May;15(5):223.
Panseri S, Cunha C, D'Alessandro T, Sandri M, Russo A, Giavaresi G, Marcacci M, Hung CT, Tampieri A. Magnetic hydroxyapatite bone substitutes to enhance tissue regeneration: assessment in vitro using osteoblast-like cells and in vivo in a rabbit critical bone defect. Plos One. 2012 June 7(6): e38710. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038710
Cunha C, Angelucci A, D’Antoni A, Dobrossy MD, Dunnett SB, Berardi N, Brambilla R. Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) overexpression in the forebrain results in learning and memory impairments. Neurobiology of Disease. 2009 Mar;33(3):358-68. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2008.11.004

Cunha C, Brambilla R, Thomas KL. A simple role for BDNF in learning and memory? Review. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. 2010 Feb 9;3:1. doi: 10.3389/neuro.02.001.2010
Panseri S, Russo A, Cunha C, Bondi A, Di Martino A, Patella S, Kon E. Osteochondral tissue engineering approaches for articular cartilage and subchondral bone regeneration. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2011 September. DOI: 10.1007/s00167-011-1655-1
Pereira L, Cunha C, Amorim A. Predicting sampling saturation of mtDNA haplotypes: an application to an enlarged Portuguese database. International Journal of Legal Medicine. 2004 Jun;118(3):132-6. doi: 10.1007/s00414-003-0424-1
Pereira L, Cunha C, Alves C, Amorim A. African female heritage in Iberia: a reassessment of mtDNA lineage distribution in present times. Human Biology. 2005 Apr;77(2):213-29. doi: 10.1353/hub.2005.0041
Panseri S, Cunha C, Lowery J, Del Carro U, Taraballi F, Amadio S, Vescovi A, Gelain F. Electrospun micro- and nanofiber tubes for functional nervous regeneration in sciatic nerve transections. BMC Biotechnology. 2008 Apr 11;8(1):39. doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-8-39
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