Marco Battaglia Department of Psychiatry and Division of Child and Youth Mental Health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), University of Toronto, Canada
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Alessandra Luchetti Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, CNR, Italy
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Francesca R. D’Amato
  • Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, CNR, Italy
  • 1 Author merit


B.S. in Biological Sciences, University of Roma “La Sapienza”, 1980

Current position

Senior Researcher, Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, National Research Council (IBCN-CNR), Roma, Italy


  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. Battaglia, M., Ogliari, A., D'Amato, F. and Kinkead, R. (2014). Early-life risk factors for panic and separation anxiety disorder: insights and outstanding questions arising from human and animal studies of CO2 sensitivity. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 46 Pt 3: 455-464.
  4. Ventura, R., Coccurello, R., Andolina, D., Latagliata, E. C., Zanettini, C., Lampis, V., Battaglia, M., D'Amato, F. R. and Moles, A. (2013). Postnatal aversive experience impairs sensitivity to natural rewards and increases susceptibility to negative events in adult life. Cereb Cortex 23(7): 1606-1617.
  5. D'Amato, F. R., Zanettini, C., Lampis, V., Coccurello, R., Pascucci, T., Ventura, R., Puglisi-Allegra, S., Spatola, C. A., Pesenti-Gritti, P., Oddi, D., Moles, A. and Battaglia, M. (2011). Unstable maternal environment, separation anxiety, and heightened CO2 sensitivity induced by gene-by-environment interplay. PLoS One 6(4): e18637.
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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: 3556, 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. ...