Neuroplasticity in Parkinson's disease
Rossella Cirillo

Phone: (334) 37 91 13 32

Rossella Cirillo started working in research laboratories in 2009 in the Laboratory of Developmental Psychobiology and Behavioral Genetics in Rome where she participated in a research project to study the genotype-dependent differences in coping strategies.

She then worked in the Laboratory of Medical Pharmacology at Sapienza University (Rome, Italy) to study the c-fos protein expression induced by cocaine and heroin-taking in rat striatal dopamine neurons.

Her PhD experience (2013-2017) took place at the Laboratory of Behavioral Neurophysiology at Sapienza University in Rome where she started to study the role of primate cortical neurons in social interaction, focusing on the brain areas normally involved in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

In 2017 she started to work at the Institut des Sciences Cognitives (ISC) as a Post Doc. The first project concerned the study of social brain’s structures in non-human primates.

Rossella was in the team of Véronique Sgambato from January 2020 to July 2022 to study behavioral disorders on non-human primates with Parkinson-induced symptoms and the brain structures involved in this neurodegenerative disease. Although she has left the team to work in Italy, she is still involved in a number of preclinical projects.

  • Fabio Di Bello, Margherita Giamundo, Emiliano Brunamonti, Rossella Cirillo, Stefano Ferraina
    The Puzzling Relationship between Attention and Motivation: Do Motor Biases Matter?
    Neuroscience, 150-158, Vol: 406, (2019), doi:
  • Rossella Cirillo, Lorenzo Ferrucci, Encarni Marcos, Stefano Ferraina, Aldo Genovesio
    Coding of Self and Other's Future Choices in Dorsal Premotor Cortex during Social Interaction
    Cell Reports, 1679--1686, Vol: 24, (2018), doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2018.07.030
  • Rossella Cirillo, Valeria Fascianelli, Lorenzo Ferrucci, Aldo Genovesio
    Neural Intrinsic Timescales in the Macaque Dorsal Premotor Cortex Predict the Strength of Spatial Response Coding
    iScience, 203--210, Vol: 10, (2018), doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2018.11.033

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