Cell and developmental biology

Areas: Biology

Cell and developmental biology studies cell structure and differentiation focusing on immunohistochemical detection of specific molecular markers.

Lines of research:

  1. Evaluation of stem cells as potential agents in the recovery of acoustic and olfactory sensory epithelia after permanent damage from toxicants and pollutants (Prof. Valeria Franceschini)
  2. Effects of toxicants and pollutants on acoustic and olfactory sensory epithelia in vertebrates (Dr. Maurizio Lazzari)
  3. Germ cell differentiation in vertebrates and invertebrates (Dr. Maria Gabriella Maurizii)
  4. Mitochondria and germ line development ( Prof. Liliana Milani)


Valeria Franceschini (PO)

Group members
Liliana Milani (PA)

Maurizio Lazzari (RU)
Maria Gabriella Maurizii (RU)
Mariangela Iannello (PhD)
Giovanni Piccinini (PhD Student)

Other members
Dott. Simone Martini e Prof.ssa Laura Astolfi (Dipartimento di Neuroscienze Università di Padova, Padova)
Dott. Edi Simoni (Laboratorio di Ricerca Bioacustica, Campus Biomedico P. d’Abano, Padova)
Prof.ssa Sophie Breton (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Prof. Sergey Nuzhdin (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA)
Prof. Arkadiy Reunov (University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada)