Virginia Bazzurro

Post Doc
FISICA APPLICATA (A BENI CULTURALI, AMBIENTALI, BIOLOGIA E MEDICINA) | FIS/07
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Virginia Bazzurro

Contacts

e-mail
3058662@studenti.unige.it

Research activity

My research activity concerns the study of the action of pharmacological molecules on GABAA receptors activated by the inhibitory neurotransmitter γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in neurons in culture.

In particular, I study the activation and the modulation of these receptors in a well-defined region of a cell through the photorelease of caged neurotransmitters for controlling individual neuronal responses with a high spatial resolution thanks to the coupling of the electrophysiological technique of the patch-clamp with the confocal and two-photon microscopy.

Research at DIFI

Main publications

Antisecretory Factor Modulates GABAA Receptor Activity in Neurons

V. Bazzurro, E. Gatta, A. Cupello, S. Lange, M. Robello, Journal of Molecular Neuroscience 64, 312–320 (2018).