Valentina Ferlito PhD

Valentina Ferlito

Research Interests

I am deeply interested in the general molecular cell biology of neurons, neurodegeneration processes, neurodegenerative cell death mechanism, and molecular machines  involved in neural plasticity, cognition and nervous system development, particularly how these mechanisms are conserved between Drosophila and humans. I'm working on humanised fly models for human CNS disorders and on the scientific validation of these models and screening methods, particularly on Alzheimer disease.


Investigating the potential of neurodegenerative disease models in larval Drosophila melanogaster (PhD)