Annalisa Canta

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Annalisa Canta

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Milan on Oct 2, 1978. She graduated in Biological Sciences (2003) and received the Professional Biologist certification (2003) and PhD in Neuroscience (2006) at University of Milan “Bicocca”. From 2007 she is working at Department of Medicine and Surgery of University of Milan “Bicocca”as a technician in the creation of in vivo (rat and mouse) models of diabetes, neurotoxicity and neuroprotection and retention of transgenic mice. She is studying the molecular mechanisms and hystological characterization of peripheral neuropathies using neurophysiological and neuropathological evaluation. She is main responsible technician or 1st reviewer in the draft of final reports for pharmaceutical industries (i.e. Guilford Pharmaceuticals INC, Janssen-Cilag SPA, Novartis Pharma AG, Schering AG, Centocor R&D, Debiopharm SPA, Sigma-tau, Medigene AG, Rottapharm SpA, IBN Savio, Aphad srl). She is a student tutor and a technician tutor during microsurgery course; she is an active member of Italian Association of Peripheral Nervous System, member of American Association for Cancer Research and member of Italian Association for Laboratory Animal Science. She is the author of 33 scientific papers, 2 review and 2 chapters of two books and she was the winner of the Scholar in training awardee in 2010.



• Preclinical assessment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neurotoxicity
• In vivo study of pharmacological neuroprotection of neurotoxic damage
• Preclinical assessment of diabetic neuropathy
• Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis
• In vivo imaging analysis


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