Since 2006 Director of the Interdepartmental Research Centre of the University of Pavia European Centre for Law, Science and New Technologies (ECLT).
1980 Graduated in Biology (cum laudae), University of Pavia
1982 Specialisation in Cytochemistry and Histochemistry (cum laudae), University of Pavia
Positions and employment
Oct 2001 – present. Full Professor of Developmental Biology. University of Pavia
1986–Sept 2001. Assistant professor. Department of Animal Biology University of Pavia
Other experience and Professional Memberships
1982 – 1990. Member, Italian Society of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry
1985 – 1990. Member, British Society of Developmental Biology
1983. Award for the best specialisation thesis in Histochemistry and Cytochemistry
1988. Visiting researcher, School of Biological Sciences , University of East Anglia, UK
1989. Visiting researcher, Department of Human Genetics, University of Wurzburg, Germany
1990. Research fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK
2000-2001. Visiting researcher, Cátedra de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular - Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
2002-2003. Visiting researcher, Departamento de Ciencias Bioestructurales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
2006-2007. Visiting researcher, Cátedra de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular - Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Areas of research interest
1) Mammalian male and female germ cell differentiation
2) Embryonic stem cells differentiation into cardiomyocytes as a platform for exposomic studies.
Her research activity is documented by 141 publications in refereed journals and books.
Her research has been or is funded by grants from public (MIUR, CNR, Foreign Ministry, University of Pavia, Regione Lombardia) and private foundations (e.g. Telethon Foundation Onlus; Sigma-Tau; Millipore company; Olympus Foundation Europe, CARIPLO).
August 2016 - to date. Editorial Board Member of the scientific journal “Cytogenetics and Genome Research”.
April 2015 - to date. Associate Editor of the scientific journal “Journal of Genetics”.
2012. Guest Editor of the special issue "Female germ cells in development and cancer", International Journal of Developmental Biology. UBC Press.
2010. Co-author of the text book “Developmental biology”. Piccin Editore.
2004. Guest Editor of the special issue “Mouse Genetics after the Mouse Genome”, Cytogenetics and Genome Research, Karger Press.
2001-2002. Associate Editor of the scientific journal “Chromosome Research”.
2002. Redi CA, Capanna E, Garagna S. Visual Zoology. The Pavia collection of Leuckart’s zoological wall chart. Pavia IBIS editore.
2001. Garagna S., Zuccotti M., Redi C.A. Imago Animalium. Pavia Ibis editore.
During the years 2014-2016 she has been acting as a reviewer of the following international scientific journals:
Biology of Reproduction, Cytogenetics and Genome Research, Italian Journal of Zoology, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Cariologia, Journal of Experimental Zoology part B, Chromosoma, Chromosome Research, Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica, Folia Biologica, Journal of Cell Science, Sexual Development, Stem Cells and Development.