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Elisabetta Gerace


Dr. Elisabetta Gerace is an extremely motivated neuroscientist with experience in in vitro and in vivo experimental research. Dr. Elisabetta Gerace obtained a master degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology in 2006 at the University of Florence. From 2007 to 2008 she hold a fellowship at the Department of Pharmacology (University of Florence).

In 2011 she obtained her PhD in Neuroscience at the Department of Pharmacology (University of Florence). During her PhD, she investigated the role of glutamate receptors in models of ischemic preconditioning and cerebral ischemia. From 2011 to 2022 Dr Gerace had numerous post-doc fellowships first in the Department of Health Sciences and then in the Department of Neurosciences, Psychology, Drug Research and Child Health in the Section of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Florence. During this period, she has engaged in investigations on glutamatergic signalling pathways, mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, brain adaptation to stressors and particularly drugs of abuse.

She has gained experience with neuronal cultures, biochemical and molecular biology approaches and she is also confident with electrophysiological patch-clamp technique. The results of her studies have been published in International peer-reviewed journals. She has been invited to present her studies as a speaker or poster presenter at a number of important Italian and International meetings. Since December 2022 Dr Gerace is a type-A fixed-term researcher at the Department of Health Sciences of the University of Florence with a research project that  she are conducting at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy under the mentorship of prof. Francesco Pavone.