Elisabetta Anna Tendi
University of Catania
Dr. Elisabetta Tendi graduated in Biological Sciences in 1993 cum laude. In 1998 she got her PhD in Neurobiology after spending one year at the Institute of Neurology, Division of Neurochemistry in London. As a PhD student her research focused on the modifications of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase and FoF1 ATP synthase subunits content in the rat brain during aging. From 1999 to 2003 she was a postdoctoral at NIH, Maryland (USA) studying the effect of aluminum on mitochondrial respiratory enzymes, both in vitro and ex vivo, in platelets and brains from patients with Alzheimer's disease. Another topic of her research was the study of patterned electrical activity as a modulator of sodium channel expression in sensory neurons. Meanwhile she obtained a residency Diploma in Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry on October 10th, 2001. In 2003 she returned to Italy where she worked as manager of Toxicogenomics and Proteomics laboratories for Wyeth until 2014, when the Research Center at Wyeth was shut down. During her work at Wyeth, she was also the Scientific Manager of three Research Projects funded by MIUR and the European Community on developing oncological molecules (preclinical phase). She collaborates with the University of Catania, as evidenced by the many scientific publications in the fields of oxidative stress, aging, neurodegenerative disease and oncology. Currently she is collaborating, other than with the University of Catania, also with the IRIB (Institute for Biomedical Research and Innovation) at CNR using NGS technology for the study of some inherited diseases.