Roberto Maggi, PhD
Section of Biomedicine and Endocrinology, Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences (DiSFeB), Milano, Italy
Professor; Chief of the Laboratory of Developmental Neuroendocrinology, Director of the Interuniversitary Centre for Research on the Molecular Bases of Reproductive Diseases (CIRMAR)
The scientific activity of Professor Roberto Maggi is mainly focused on the biological and physiological mechanisms involved in the development of the neuroendocrine system and in particular of the neuroendocrine control of reproductive functions. A multidisciplinary and collaborative approach characterizes his research activity that covers the main aspects of the developmental control of neuronal maturation, migration and differentiation from a genetic, structural and metabolic point of view. The development and setup of cellular models to study such mechanisms is also part of his research work group. Prof. Maggi's present research projects may be summarized in: 1) characterization of factors involved in the migration/differentiation of neuroendocrine GnRH neurons; 2) characterization of neuroendocrine-committed neuronal stem cells; and 3) cholesterol as a metabolic substrate in the control of GnRH neuron development.
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