Francesca D’Amato Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, CNR, Italy
1 protocol

Marco Battaglia Department of Psychiatry and Division of Child and Youth Mental Health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), University of Toronto, Canada
1 protocol

Alessandra Luchetti
  • Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, CNR, Italy
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience , Sapienza University of Rome

Current position

Post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Cellular Biology and Neurobiology ,National Research Council (IBCN-CNR) in Rome


  1. Luchetti, A., Oddi, D., Lampis, V., Centofante, E., Felsani, A., Battaglia, M. and D'Amato, F. R. (2015). Early handling and repeated cross-fostering have opposite effect on mouse emotionality. Front Behav Neurosci 9: 93.
  2. Di Segni, M., Andolina, D., Luchetti, A., Babicola, L., D'Apolito, L. I., Pascucci, T., Conversi, D., Accoto, A., D'Amato, F. R. and Ventura, R. (2015). Unstable Maternal Environment Affects Stress Response in Adult Mice in a Genotype-Dependent Manner. Cereb Cortex.
  3. Gigliucci, V., Leonzino, M., Busnelli, M., Luchetti, A., Palladino, V. S., D'Amato, F. R. and Chini, B. (2014). Region specific up-regulation of oxytocin receptors in the opioid oprm1 (-/-) mouse model of autism. Front Pediatr 2: 91.
1 Protocol published
Repeated Cross-fostering Protocol as a Mouse Model of Early Environmental Instability
Authors:  Alessandra Luchetti, Marco Battaglia and Francesca R. D’Amato, date: 02/20/2016, view: 3582, Q&A: 0
Early life events have a crucial role in programming the individual phenotype indeed the exposure to traumatic experiences during infancy can increase later risks for a variety of neuropsychiatric conditions, including mood and anxiety disorders. ...