Connecting European Neuroscience

Bentivoglio, Marina

Chair, Host Society Committee - FENS Forum (2012 - 2014)

Curriculum Vitae

Professional and academic career

M.D. degree, with the mark of summa cum laude, Medical School of the Catholic University of Rome, Italy
1978 Board in Neurology, University of Rome, Italy
Visiting scientist (fellow of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in the Department of Anatomy, Medical School of the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Research Associate, Institute of Neurology, Medical School of the Catholic, University of Rome, Italy
1984 (March-June), 1985 (Sept.-Dec.)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Histology, Medical Faculty of the University of Verona, Italy
Full Professor of Histology at the same University.
Director of the Doctoral School of "Science Engineering Medicine" of the University of Verona

Honours and Awards

"Camillo Golgi" Prize of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, for "studies on the anatomy of the nervous system"
Prize of the Italian Society for Neuroscience (SINS)
Beaumont-Bonelli Fellowship (awarded by the Nobel Committee) to pursue collaborative studies with the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Member of the Instituto Lombardo di Scienze e Lettere (Academy of Sciences of Lombardy)
Member of the Academy of Sciences of Bologna
Member of the Academia Europaea (Academy of Europe)

Administrative and organisational experience

Counsellor, SINS Governing Council
Counsellor of the Society for Neuroscience (History Committee)
Counsellor, Governing Council of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)
Member of the IBRO Publication Committee
Member (Chair or Vice-Chair) of the Scientific Committee of the Dargut and Milena Kemali Foundation for the Neurosciences
Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee of the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission (Priority Theme "Life Sciences, Genomics and Biotechnology for Health")
Counsellor of the Rita Levi-Montalcini Foundation
Chair of the Libraries Committee of IBRO
Secretary General of IBRO
President of SINS
Member of FENS History Committee
Member of EDAB; Organizer of the Conference "Genes at work on Time" (Turin, Italy, 2008) and of the Congress of the Italian Society of Anatomy and Histology (Verona, Italy, 2009) and of several international symposia; co-organizer of IBRO Schools in several African countries.

Research Interests

Neuroinflammatory signaling and neural-immune interactions in brain aging and in disease (neurodegenerative diseases; seizures and epilepsy; brain infections); organisation of diencephalic circuits and molecular pathogenesis of their functional disturbances, with special reference to sleep-wake regulation; history of neuroscience

Selected publications

  • Gozzi A., Colavito V., Seke Etet P.F., Montanari D., Fiorini S., Tambalo S. Bifone A., Grassi Zucconi G., Bentivoglio M.: Modulation of fronto-cortical activity by Modafinil: a functional imaging and Fos study in the rat. Neuropsychopharmacology 37, 822-837, 2012
  • Bentivoglio M., Mariotti R., Bertini G.: Neuroinflammation and brain infections: historical context and current perspectives. Brain Res. Rev. 66, 152-179, 2011
  • Kristensson K., Nygård M., Bertini G., Bentivoglio M.: African trypanosome infections of the nervous system: parasite entry and effects on neuronal functions. Progr. Neurobiol. 91, 152-171, 2010
  • Xu Y.-Z., Nygård M., Kristensson K., Bentivoglio M.: Regulation of cytokine signaling and T-cell recruitment in the aging mouse brain in response to central inflammatory challenge. Brain Behav. Immun. 1, 138-152, 2010
  • Kassa R.M., Mariotti R., Bonaconsa M., Bertini G., Bentivoglio M.: Gene, cell, and axon changes in the FALS mouse sensorimotor cortex. J. Neuropathol. Exp. Neurol. 68, 59-72, 2009
  • Bentivoglio M., Kristensson K.: Neural-immune interactions in disorders of sleep-wakefulness organization. Trends Neurosci. 30, 645-652, 2007
  • Fabene P.F., Marzola P., Sbarbati A., Bentivoglio M.: Magnetic resonance imaging of changes elicited by status epilepticus in the rat brain: diffusion-weighted and T2-weighted images, regional blood volume maps, and direct correlation with tissue and cell damage. NeuroImage 18, 375-389, 2003
  • Kong G.-Y., Kristensson K., Bentivoglio M.: Reaction of mouse brain oligodendrocytes and their precursors, astrocytes and microglia to proinflammatory mediators circulating in the cerebrospinal fluid. Glia 37, 191-205, 2002
  • Mazzarello P, Bentivoglio M.: The centenarian Golgi apparatus. Nature 392: 543-544, 1998
  • Bentivoglio M.: 1898:The Golgi apparatus emerges from nerve cells. Trends Neurosci. 21: 195-200, 1998

Bentivoglio, Marina

Marina Bentivoglio Marina Bentivoglio
Department of Neurological Sciences (DSNNMM)
Medical Faculty, University of Verona
Strada Le Grazie 8
37134 Verona

Phone: +39-045-8027 155/8
Fax: +39-045-8027 163