Cristina Meregalli


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Cristina Meregalli

Curriculum Vitae

She graduated in Medical Biotechnology in 2008 and in 2011 she obtained a PhD Degree in Neuroscience at the University of Milan-Bicocca. Currently she is working in the laboratories of the Medicine and Surgery as PhD and Assistant Contract Professor. She is involved in different studies on neuropathic pain induced in rats and mice by the treatment with anti-neoplastic drugs commonly used in the cancer therapy of solid tumor. She is currently a member of the neurotoxicology group, working on antineoplastic drug peripheral neurotoxicity using in vitro and in vivo animal models. She is an active member of Italian Association of Peripheral Nervous System, International Association for the Study of Pain, American Association for Cancer Research and Italian Association for Laboratory Animal Science; moreover she was invited reviewer for international peer-review journals. She collaborated with other laboratories, as Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan and Bergamo; Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan. She has been a meeting presenter on chemotherapy-induced painful peripheral neuropathy at more than 50 national and international meetings. Invited reviewer for international peer-review journals


2017 FELASA accredited course F 023/09 for persons Functions A, C, D (species mice and rats and included

the additional task specific modules: 10, 20, 21, 22).

2008-2011 Ph.D. program in Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano – Bicocca.

2006-2008 Master of arts Medical Biotechnology, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano – Bicocca.

2003-2006 Three year Degree in Sanitary Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, University of Milano – Bicocca.



2018-2020: PhD and Assistant Contract Professor for University of Milan – Bicocca. 

2016-2017: 2-year post-doctoral research contract (University grant), 1st placed.

2012-2015: repeated two-year post-doctoral research contract, University of Milan – Bicocca (University grant). 



2020 Cariplo Young Italian Investigator Award

2017 Awarded second place at Young talents program sponsored by University of Milan-Bicocca and Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei

2014: Disease Models & Mechanisms the company of Biologists, Travelling Fellowship

2013: AISAL (Associazione Italiana delle Scienze degli Animali da Laboratorio) 

2010: Neupsig Congress Bursary Award, Athens, Greece



2016: 4-month full time training period in mitochondrial trafficking measure in DRG neurons primary cultures from adult mice by confocal microscopy. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA 

2014: 3-month full time training period in electrophysiological determination of electrical activity in the rat dorsal horn of spinal cord. Centre on Pain Study, School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore (MD).



Academic year 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020: Teaching activity of Microscopic Anatomy at University Milan Bicocca (“School of Medicine and Surgery [course held in English language])

Academic year 2018/2019: Teaching activity of Histology at University Milan Bicocca (“School of Medicine and Surgery: cytology, histology, and embryology”, [course held in English language])

Academic years 2018, 2017, 2016: Teaching in the PhD program activity on the topic “Molecular pathway and neurotoxicity” for PhD student in Neuroscience




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