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Giuliana Caronia-Brown

  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Northwestern University Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology
  • 5PublicationsNumber of items in Giuliana's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 15Followers

Recent publications

  • Timing of Cortical Interneuron Migration Is Influenced by the Cortical Hem

    • Caronia-Brown G
    • Grove E
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  • Integration of anteroposterior and dorsoventral regulation of Phox2b transcription in cranial motoneuron progenitors by homeodomain proteins

    • Samad O
    • Geisen M
    • Caronia G
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Professional experience

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology; Northwestern University

July 2012 - Present

Research Assistant Professor

University of Chicago

July 2012 - Present

Post-doctoral fellow

H. San Raffaele

Post-doctoral fellow

University of Chicago

Education

PhD

Open University of the United Kingdom

Master Degree

University of Biological Science

About

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ====================================================================== University of Chicago, Chicago, IL ***Successively promoted to positions of increased responsibility based on consistently exceeding goals and expectations. 2007-present: Research Assistant Professor in Neurobiology + Discovered a correlation between Bone Morphogenetic Protein signaling pathway, hippocampus defects and fear/anxiety-related behaviors. + Published in peer reviewed journals and presented data to scientific conventions. * Caronia G, Wilcoxon J, Feldman P, Grove EA. (2010). "Bone morphogenetic protein signaling in the developing telencephalon controls formation of the hippocampal dentate gyrus and modifies fear-related behavior." J Neurosci 30(18): 6291-6301. * G. Caronia, J. Wilcoxon, P. Feldman and EA. Grove "Bone morphogenetic protein signaling regulates dentate gyrus development and fear-related behavior" Society for Neuroscience (USA) * EA. Grove and G. Caronia "Granule cell population of the dentate gyrus is affected in BMP-R type I mutants" Society for Neuroscience (USA) * G. Caronia, J. Wilcoxon and EA. Grove "Bmp signaling in dorsal forebrain development" Society for Neuroscience (USA) + Established the role of the cortical hem in patterning the mouse cerebral cortex. + Presented data to scientific conventions. * EA. Grove and G. Caronia "Mice lacking a cortical hem show cerebral cortical patterning defects" Upcoming Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego (USA) 2004-2007: Post-doctoral Fellow in Neurobiology + Uncovered the role of the medial cerebral cortex in directing migration of GABAergic neurons whose defects are responsible for a variety of neurological disorders. + Published in peer reviewed journals and presented data to scientific conventions. * Caronia-Brown G, Grove EA. (2010). "Timing of cortical interneuron migration is influenced by the cortical hem" Cerebral Cortex, ahead of publication on August 16th * G. Caronia and EA. Grove "Timing of cortical interneuron migration is influenced by the cortical hem" Upcoming Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego (USA) * G. Caronia and EA. Grove "Abnormal distribution of GABAergic interneurons in hem-ablated mice" Society for Neuroscience (USA) San Raffaele Biomedical Park, Milan, Italy ***Awarded with PhD and postdoctoral fellowships. 2002-2004: Post-doctoral Fellow in Neurobiology + Trained for use of animal models, embryonic (ES) and neuronal cell culture, gene expression profiling. 1999-2003: PhD student in Molecular and Cellular Biology + Successfully identified and characterized a novel mutation in the human HOXD13 gene that causes a new brachydactyly-polydactyly limb malformation syndrome. + Published in peer reviewed journals and presented data to scientific conventions. * Caronia G, Goodman FR, McKeown CM, Scambler PJ, Zappavigna V. (2003). "An I47L substitution in the HOXD13 homeodomain causes a novel human limb malformation by producing a selective loss of function." Development 130(8): 1701-1712. + Used micro-array technology to identify novel downstream target genes for Hoxb-1 and investigated its role in hindbrain development. + Published on PhD thesis defense + Researched, in collaboration with others, the biological role of Phox2b in cranial motor neurons and of PIHbox9 during sea-urchin development. + Published in peer reviewed journals and presented data to scientific conventions. * Samad OA, Geisen MJ, Caronia G, Varlet I, Zappavigna V, Ericson J, Goridis C, Rijli FM. (2004). "Integration of anteroposterior and dorsoventral regulation of Phox2b transcription in cranial motoneuron progenitors by homeodomain proteins." Development 131(16): 4071-4083. * V. Zappavigna and G. Caronia "Identification of downstream target genes for the human HOXD13 protein, involved in synpolydactyly using a combined conditional expression/promoter trap approach". XI Telethon Convention (Rimini, Italy) * V. Zappavigna and G. Caronia "Identification of downstream target genes for the human HOXD13 protein, involved in synpolydactyly using a combined conditional expression/promoter trap approach". X Telethon Convention (Rimini, Italy) * V. Zappavigna and G. Caronia "Identification of downstream target genes for the human HOXD13 protein, involved in synpolydactyly using a combined conditional expression/promoter trap approach". IX Telethon Convention (Rimini, Italy) * V. Zappavigna and G. Caronia "Identification of downstream target genes for the human HOXD13 protein, involved in synpolydactyly using a combined conditional expression/promoter trap approach". VIII Telethon Convention (Rimini, Italy) University of Biological Science - Palermo - Italy. 1997-1999: Intern in Developmental Biology *** Awarded fellowship by the Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Palermo - Italy + Published in peer reviewed journals and presented data to scientific conventions. * Bellomonte D, Di Bernardo M, Russo R, Caronia G, Spinelli G. (1998). "Highly restricted expression at the ectoderm-endoderm boundary of PIHbox 9, a sea urchin homeobox gene related to the human HB9 gene." Mechanisms of Development 74(1-2): 185-188. * D. Bellomonte, M. Di Bernardo, R. Russo, G. Caronia and G. Spinelli "Highly restricted expression at the ectoderm-endoderm boundary of PlHbox9, a sea urchin homeobox gene related to the human HB9 gene". Association of Cellular Biology and Differentiation (Montesilvano, Italy) * F. Palla, L. Di Gaetano, L. Anello, C. Alessandro, L. Calì, G. Caronia and G. Spinelli "A putative Insulator Element Located at the 3' end Region of Sea Urchin early H2A gene". Workshop "Biochemistry of activation, growth and differentiation" (Firenze, Italy) 1991-1996: Full time student in Biological Science. + Achieved Master of Science with major in Cellular and Molecular Biology. + Characterized the mutagenic effects of Methyl-nitrosourea and 6-Thioguanine on mammalian cell cultures. + Presented data to scientific conventions. * G. Sciandrello, F. Caradonna, C. Alessandro, G. Caronia and G. Barbata "A variant Chinese Hamster Cell line with Increased Susceptibility To Methyl-nitrosourea and 6-Thioguanine". Workshop "Chromosome instability and cell cycle control" (Rome, Italy). ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE ====================================================================== 1997-1999: Intern in Clinical Biology Microbiology and Virology Medical School - Palermo - Italy 1996-1997: Intern in Clinical Biology Regional Institute for Organ Transplantation - Palermo - Italy * Responsible for monitoring and facilitating screening of patients with HCV/HGV. * Facilitated screening assays to determinate organ transplantation compatibility. * Facilitated screening assays of biological samples for diagnostic purposes.

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