Roberta Antonelli
  • International School for Advanced Studies, Neurobiology Department, Italy
Research focus
  • Neuroscience
Personal information


Ph.D in neurobiology, Department of Neuroscience, SISSA International School of Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy, 2015

Current Position

Postdoctoral Researcher, Tumour Neural lab, VHIR Barcelona, Spain


  1. Antonelli, R., De Filippo, R., Middei, S., Stancheva, S., Pastore, B., Ammassari-Teule, M., Barberis, A., Cherubini, E. and Zacchi, P. (2016). Pin1 Modulates the Synaptic Content of NMDA Receptors via Prolyl-Isomerization of PSD-95. J Neurosci 36(20): 5437-5447.
  2. Antonelli, R., Pizzarelli, R., Pedroni, A., Fritschy, J. M., Del Sal, G., Cherubini, E. and Zacchi, P. (2014). Pin1-dependent signalling negatively affects GABAergic transmission by modulating neuroligin2/gephyrin interaction. Nat Commun 5: 5066.
  3. Zacchi, P., Antonelli, R. and Cherubini, E. (2014). Gephyrin phosphorylation in the functional organization and plasticity of GABAergic synapses. Front Cell Neurosci 8: 103.
  4. Varley, Z. K., Pizzarelli, R., Antonelli, R., Stancheva, S. H., Kneussel, M., Cherubini, E. and Zacchi, P. (2011). Gephyrin regulates GABAergic and glutamatergic synaptic transmission in hippocampal cell cultures. J Biol Chem 286(23): 20942-20951.
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