Alberto Granato, MD


Curriculum Vitae (abbreviated)


EDUCATION/TRAINING

Degree: M.D. (1984, with Honors).
Specialty: Neurology (1988, with Honors)

RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Academic Positions:
Associate Professor of Human Anatomy, Catholic University, Rome (1992 - present)
Assistant Professor of Human Anatomy, Catholic University, Rome (1988 - 1992)
Postdoctoral Fellow of Human Anatomy, Catholic University, Rome (1986 - 1988)

Visiting Professorships:
Peter Ohara Laboratory, Dept. of Anatomy, University of California San Francisco, USA (September 1997 - February 1998)
Luc Jasmin and Peter Ohara Laboratory, Dept. of Anatomy, University of California San Francisco, USA (September – October 2000)

Research interests:
a) organization of subcortico-cortical connections (see publ. 1-4);
b) development of the cerebral cortex and its connections (see publ. 5);
c) experimental models of altered cortical development (see publ. 6 and 7).


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
1) Minciacchi, D., A. Granato, and P. Barbaresi (1991) Organization of claustro-cortical projections to the primary somatosensory area of primates. Brain Research., 553: 309-312
2) Granato, A., M. Santarelli, and D. Minciacchi (1991) Bihemispheric organization of amygdalo-cortical projections in the rat. Neuroscience Letters, 127: 53-56
3) Minciacchi, D., A. Granato, A. Antonini, G. Tassinari, M. Santarelli, L. Zanolli, and G. Macchi (1995) Mapping subcortical extrarelay afferents onto primary somatosensory and visual areas in cats. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 362: 46-70
4) Minciacchi, D., and A. Granato (1997) How relevant are subcortical maps for the cortical machinery? An hypothesis based on parametric study of extra-relay afferents to primary sensory areas. In: "Self-Organization, Computational Maps, and Motor Control", Morasso, P. and V. Sanguineti (eds), North-Holland, Amsterdam, pp. 149-168
5) Minciacchi, D., and A. Granato (1989) Development of the thalamocortical system: Transient-crossed projections to the frontal cortex in neonatal rats. J. Comp. Neurol., 281: 1-12
6) Granato, A., , M. Santarelli, A. Sbriccoli and D. Minciacchi (1995) Multifaceted alterations of the thalamo-cortico-thalamic loop in adult rats prenatally exposed to ethanol. Anat. Embryol., 191: 11-23
7) Giannetti S., P. Gaglini, F. Di Rocco, C. Di Rocco and A. Granato (2000) Organization of cortico-cortical associative projections in a rat model of microgyria. Neuroreport 11: 2185-2189



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