|Since 05/2014||PostDoc at the MPM Department, HKI, Jena, Germany|
|05/2011–04/2014||Scientific Writer at “Primula Multimedia SrL”, Pisa, Italy|
|01/2008–03/2011||PhD in Microbiology and Genetics, University of Pisa, Italy & University of Würzburg, Germany|
|09/2005–10/2007||M.Sc. in Biomolecular Sciences and Technologies, University of Pisa, Italy|
|10/2001–07/2005||B.Sc. in Molecular and Biological Sciences, University of Pisa, Italy|
|07/2001||European Baccalaureat, Bergen, Netherlands|
(2021) Candida albicans Interaction with oral epithelial cells: Adhesion, invasion and damage assays. Methods Mol Biol 2260, 133-143.
(2021) Candida pathogens induce protective mitochondria-associated type I interferon signalling and a damage-driven response in vaginal epithelial cells. Nat Microbiol [Epub ahead of print]
(2021) ATP released by Candida albicans is associated with reduced skin infectivity. J Invest Dermatol , S0022-202X(21)01117-9.
(2020) Fungal factors involved in host immune evasion, modulation and exploitation during infection. Cell Microbiol 23(1), e13272. (Review)
(2020) Ahr1 and Tup1 contribute to the transcriptional control of virulence-associated genes in Candida albicans. mBio 11(2), e00206-20.
(2019) The Candida albicans exotoxin Candidalysin promotes alcohol-associated liver disease. J Hepatol 72(3), 391-400.
(2019) Host-pathogen interactions during female genital tract infections. Trends Microbiol 27(12), 982-996. (Review)
(2018) Candida albicans-induced epithelial damage mediates translocation through intestinal barriers. mBio 9(3), e00915.
(2018) Bis-guanylhydrazones as efficient anti-Candida compounds through DNA interaction. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 102(4), 1889-1901.
(2018) Processing of Candida albicans Ece1p is critical for Candidalysin maturation and fungal virulence. mBio 9(1), e02178-17.
(2018) Candida albicans hyphal expansion causes phagosomal membrane damage and luminal alkalinization. mBio 9(5), e01226-18.
(2016) Virulence factors in fungal pathogens of man. Curr Opin Microbiol 32, 89-95. (Review)
(2016) Pathophysiology and pharmacological targets of VEGF in diabetic macular edema. Pharmacol Res 103, 149-157.
(2016) Enemies and brothers in arms: Candida albicans and gram-positive bacteria. Cell Microbiol 18(12), 1709-1715. (Review)
(2016) Interaction of Candida albicans with host cells: virulence factors, host defense, escape strategies, and the microbiota. J Microbiol 54(3), 149-169. (Review)
(2016) Effects of the glucocorticoid betamethasone on the interaction of Candida albicans with human epithelial cells. Microbiology 162(12), 2116-2125.
(2016) Candidalysin is a fungal peptide toxin critical for mucosal infection. Nature 532(7597), 64-68.
(2015) Bevacizumab plus XELOX as first-line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer: The OBELIX study. World J Gastroenterol 21(23), 7281-7288.
(2014) A crossover randomized comparative study of zofenopril and ramipril on cough reflex and airway inflammation in healthy volunteers. Cough 10(1), 7.
(2014) SAGA/ADA complex subunit Ada2 is required for Cap1- but not Mrr1-mediated upregulation of the Candida albicans multidrug efflux pump MDR1. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 58(9), 5102-5110.
(2014) Efficacy and pharmacokinetic activity of frovatriptan compared to rizatriptan in patients with moderate-to-severe migraine. Drug Des Devel Ther 8, 983-992.
(2013) Emerging issues on comprehensive hemophilia care: preventing, identifying, and monitoring age-related comorbidities. Semin Thromb Hemost 39(7), 794-802.
(2011) Differential requirement of the transcription factor Mcm1 for activation of the Candida albicans multidrug efflux pump MDR1 by its regulators Mrr1 and Cap1. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 55(5), 2061-2066.
(2011) The transcription factor Ndt80 does not contribute to Mrr1-, Tac1-, and Upc2-mediated fluconazole resistance in Candida albicans. PLOS One 6(9), e25623.
(2010) Genotypic and phenotypic properties of Candida parapsilosis sensu strictu strains isolated from different geographic regions and body sites. BMC Microbiol 10, 203.
(2009) AFLP genotyping of Candida metapsilosis clinical isolates: evidence for recombination. Fungal Genet Biol 46(10), 750-758.
(2008) DNA microarray based on arrayed-primer extension technique for identification of pathogenic fungi responsible for invasive and superficial mycoses. J Clin Microbiol 46(3), 909-915.