Francesco Sanna

Francesco Sanna


Curriculum vitae

Francesco graduated in Biology and Human Evolution at the University of Roma Tor Vergata and, in his Master thesis, studied the palaeodiet of a late eneolithic community by extraction of collagen from human bones.

After a Master in Criminology, he worked in the Laboratory of Professor Giustetto at the Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin.
In August 2017, he started to collaborate with Dr. Fabrizio Sanna of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Cagliari, in a project finalized to study the neural plasticity induced by sexual experience.

Francesco is currently a PhD student of the XXXIII cycle, under the supervision of prof. Maria Giuseppa Corda.


Expression of BDNF and trkB in the hippocampus of a rat genetic model of vulnerability (Roman low-avoidance) and resistance (Roman high-avoidance) to stress-induced depression.
Maria Pina Serra, Laura Poddighe, Marianna Boi, Maria A. Piludu, Francesco Sanna, Maria G. Corda, Osvaldo Giorgi, Marina Quartu.
Brain and Behavior, 2017

The Roman high- and low-avoidance rats differ in the sensitivity to shock-induced suppression of drinking and to the anxiogenic effect of pentylenetetrazole.
Maria G. Corda, Maria A. Piludu, Francesco Sanna, Giovanna Piras, Marianna Boi, Fabrizio Sanna, Alberto Fernández Teruel, Osvaldo Giorgi.
Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 2018

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