Dr Immacolata Vecchio


Degree in Biological Sciences on 18/07/1990 with vote 110/110, University of Rome "La Sapienza". Specialisation in Clinical Pathology , with a score of 70/70 cum laude, University of Rome "La Sapienza". Qualified to practice in October 1995, University of Rome "La Sapienza".
Permanent researcher of the National Research Council - I.R.I.B.

Research Activity:

- Role of natural killer (NK) cells in the innate immune response;
- In vivo study of neurodegenerative phenomena after systemic and local administration of different substances in experimental animals;
- Molecular mechanisms involved in the intracellular Ca++ homeostasis in PC12 cells treated with various receptor agonists;
- In vivo" behavioural studies on the processes underlying neuropathic pain;
- In vivo" and "in vitro" studies on the effects of reperfusion after transient ischaemia in gerbils;
- Spectrophotometric analysis of the enzymatic kinetics of known and newly synthesised substances as competitive inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase of torpedine (Torpedo californica);
- Role of olive oil polyphenols in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases in humans.