Doctorate at Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy
👩🎓Education & Qualification:
Dr. Oliana Carnevali’s academic journey includes the following degrees:
1983: Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Camerino (UNICAM)
1989: PhD in Molecular Biology at UNICAM
1990: Research fellow in Comparative endocrinology at UNICAM
1998-2004: Associate Professor in Developmental Biology at Ancona University
2004-present: Full Professor of Developmental Biology at Polytechnic University of Marche (UNIVPM)
Dr. Oliana Carnevali’s research activities revolve around three interconnected pillars, all dedicated to enhancing reproductive success and improving knowledge in the field. These pillars include:
Quality of Gametes: This pillar involves studying the quality of gametes in various experimental models, ranging from zebrafish to humans. Dr. Carnevali has worked on European projects and collaborated with assisted fertilization centers. Her recent focus has been on Reproductive Toxicology, specifically investigating reproductive disorders induced by environmental pollutants with endocrine-disrupting activities (EDCs). This research also explores the concomitant metabolic disorders as responses to contaminants in aquatic organisms, emphasizing the molecular basis of these dysfunctions and the role of the endocannabinoid system, particularly in relation to fertility.
Reproductive Disorders Induced by Environmental Pollutants: Dr. Carnevali is actively involved in studying reproductive disorders induced by environmental pollutants, particularly those with endocrine-disrupting activities (EDCs). Her research extends to understanding the associated metabolic disorders in aquatic organisms, with a focus on the molecular basis of these dysfunctions and the role of the endocannabinoid system. The aim is to explore possible associations with lower fertility.
Role of Intestinal Microflora in Reproduction: In this pillar, Dr. Carnevali investigates the role of intestinal microflora in the reproduction, metabolism, ossification process, and well-being of aquatic organisms.
Dr. Carnevali has authored 279 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and book chapters, with a majority of them as the first author or corresponding author.