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Alessandra Angelucci

Alessandra Angelucci, MD, PhD

Languages spoken: English, Italian

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Academic Office Information

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms and anatomical substrates for contextual integration in visual cortex
  • Spatial factors in visual cortical function
  • Role of long-range intra-areal and inter-areal corticocortical connections in visual processing
  • Functional anatomy of long-range lateral interactions in the macaque primary visual cortex
  • Functional role and topographic organization of feedback systems between visual cortical areas
  • Cross-modal neuroplasticity in ferrets
  • Pre- and postnatal development of the anatomical connections between the thalamus and the cerebral cortex
  • Effect of unilateral 6-Hydroxydopamine lesion of the substantia nigra pars compacta on local rates of cerebral metabolic activity
  • Spatial organization of callosal and association neurons in the frontal and parietal cerebral cortex of monkeys

Education History

Fellowship University College
University College London
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Policlinico Umberto I Hospital, University of Rome
Internship Marino Hospital
Policlinico Umberto I Hospital, University of Rome
Professional Medical University of Rome

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Rotondi S, Modarelli A, Oliva MA, Rostomyan L, Sanita P, Ventura L, Daly AF, Esposito V, Angelucci A, Arcella A, Giangaspero F, Beckers A, Jaffrain-Rea ML (2016). Expression of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor alpha (PPARalpha) in somatotropinomas: Relationship with Aryl hydrocarbon receptor Interacting Protein (AIP) and in vitro effects of fenofibrate in GH3 cells. Mol Cell Endocrinol, 426, 61-72. (Read full article)