Valentina Carozzi

Assistant Professor

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Valentina Carozzi

Curriculum Vitae

Valentina Alda Carozzi was born in Gallarate (Varese) in 1981. In 2005 she graduated in Medical Biotechnology (110/110 cum laude) and in 2008 she took her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Milan Bicocca with a project focused on the role of Glutamate in the pathology of the peripheral nervous system. 

Research field

Since 2008  Dr. Carozzi is interested in in vivo research in the field of peripheral neurological disorders. She has matured a huge experience in animal studies of peripheral neuropathies and neuropathic pain. She has a coordination and collaboration role in designing and conduction of in vivo experimental protocols as well as in the in the scientific reporting in all the paradigms performed at Experimental Neurology Unit of the School of Medicine and Surgery. 


Dr. Carozzi personally perform neurophysiological, neuropathological, behavioral and molecular analysis. She developed xenograft model of human cancer in which the study of the antineoplastic and neurotoxic effects of chemotherapy. She collaborates in the development of new neuroprotective as well as analgesic strategies for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathies and pain relief.

Research collaborations

  • Munster University, Germany; (Dr. Giuliano Ciarimboli).
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA; (Dr. Barbara Slusher).
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA; (Dr. Ahmet Hoke).
  • Centre on Pain Study, School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore (MD), USA; (Dr. Susan Dorsey).
  • EISAI Co., Japan; (Dr. Bruce Littlefield).
  • Cytomorphology laboratory, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, (Dr. Marina Quartu).
  • Pain Neurophysiology Centre, CNR Laboratories, Palazzo Lita, Segrate, Milan, (Dr. Gabriele Biella).
  • Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carolo Besta, Milan, (Dr. Giuseppe Lauria, Dr. Roberto Bianchi).
  • Dipartimento di Endocrinologia, University of Milan, Milan, (Dr. Roberto Melcangi). 
  • Neuroscience Institute at Fondazione Cavalieri Ottolenghi, Orbassano, Torino, (Dr. Alessandro Vercelli). 

Personal grants

  • Principal Investigator in TRIDEO (Transforming Ideas in Oncological Research) grant, ID # 15942: supported by AIRC and Cariplo Foundation. Topic: “Insights in the mechanisms of oxaliplatin peripheral neurotoxicity”. Budget: 97900 euros. 


Recent Awards

  • 2015: Invited guest at the Ceremony for the National Day for Cancer Research, sponsored by AIRC at Palazzo del Quirinale, Roma, October 29th.2014: “Best research project” in “Young Against Pain” program, Study In Multidisciplinary Pain Research meeting, Roma. Award: Free attendance to the 15th World Congress on Pain, October 6th-11st, 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 2010: AISAL (Associazione Italiana delle Scienze degli Animali da Laboratorio) 5000-euros grant for a training period in a laboratory abroad.



Anatomy, Cytology, Histology and Embryology for students in Medicine and Surgery and Odonthoiatrics. Student tutorship.


Selection of scientific publications  (H index, source Scopus) = 19


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