Paola Alberti, MD, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow at University of Milano-Bicocca, was recently funded by Fondazione Cariplo under the call Ricerca Biomedica condotta da Giovani Ricercatori (i.e., Biomedical Research conducted by Young Investigators). She was assigned a 250,000 euros grant as PI to conduct a 3 year project titled Sodium-calcium exchanger (NCX) and ion channels: pivotal elements leading to axonal damage in peripheral nerves?
The project aims at dissecting mechanisms of axonal damage shedding light into the possible involvement of ion channels and transporters, specifically sodium-voltage operated ion channels and the sodium/calcium exchanger (NCX).
Novel positions will be soon open for the conduction of this project.