Alessandro Didonna, PhD

TitleAdjunct Instructor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of Bari, ItalyB.Sc.2004Cell and Molecular Biology
    University of Bari, ItalyM.Sc.2006Cell and Molecular Biology
    International School for Advanced Studies, ItalyPh.D.2010Functional and Structural Genomics
    Northwestern UniversityPostdoctoral Fellow2011Neurology
    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral Fellow2013Neurology
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    Italian Multiple Sclerosis Society (FISM)2015 - 2017Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship
    ANA2015 Meeting2015Travel grant
    ASCB2016 Meeting2016Travel grant

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    1. Didonna A, Opal P. Advances in Sequencing Technologies for Understanding Hereditary Ataxias: A Review. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Oct 17. PMID: 27749953.
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    2. Didonna A, Cekanaviciute E, Oksenberg JR, Baranzini SE. Immune cell-specific transcriptional profiling highlights distinct molecular pathways controlled by Tob1 upon experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Sci Rep. 2016; 6:31603. PMID: 27546286.
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    3. Didonna A, Benetti F. Post-translational modifications in neurodegeneration. AIMS Biophysics. 2016; 1(3):27-49.
    4. Didonna A. Preclinical Models of Multiple Sclerosis: Advantages and Limitations Towards Better Therapies. Curr Med Chem. 2016; 23(14):1442-59. PMID: 27048376.
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    5. Didonna A, Isobe N, Caillier SJ, Li KH, Burlingame AL, Hauser SL, Baranzini SE, Patsopoulos NA, Oksenberg JR. A non-synonymous single-nucleotide polymorphism associated with multiple sclerosis risk affects the EVI5 interactome. Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Dec 15; 24(24):7151-8. PMID: 26433934.
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    6. Didonna A, Venturini AC, Hartman K, Vranac T, Curin Ĺ erbec V, Legname G. Characterization of four new monoclonal antibodies against the distal N-terminal region of PrP(c). PeerJ. 2015; 3:e811. PMID: 25802800; PMCID: PMC4369333.
    7. Didonna A, Oksenberg JR. Genetic determinants of risk and progression in multiple sclerosis. Clin Chim Acta. 2015 Sep 20; 449:16-22. PMID: 25661088; PMCID: PMC4524789 [Available on 09/20/16].
    8. Didonna A, Opal P. The promise and perils of HDAC inhibitors in neurodegeneration. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2015 Jan; 2(1):79-101. PMID: 25642438; PMCID: PMC4301678.
    9. Venkatraman A, Hu YS, Didonna A, Cvetanovic M, Krbanjevic A, Bilesimo P, Opal P. The histone deacetylase HDAC3 is essential for Purkinje cell function, potentially complicating the use of HDAC inhibitors in SCA1. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Jul 15; 23(14):3733-45. PMID: 24594842; PMCID: PMC4065149.
    10. Mahammad S, Murthy SN, Didonna A, Grin B, Israeli E, Perrot R, Bomont P, Julien JP, Kuczmarski E, Opal P, Goldman RD. Giant axonal neuropathy-associated gigaxonin mutations impair intermediate filament protein degradation. J Clin Invest. 2013 May; 123(5):1964-75. PMID: 23585478; PMCID: PMC3635735.
    11. Didonna A. Prion protein and its role in signal transduction. Cell Mol Biol Lett. 2013 Jun; 18(2):209-30. PMID: 23479001.
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    12. Didonna A, Sussman J, Benetti F, Legname G. The role of Bax and caspase-3 in doppel-induced apoptosis of cerebellar granule cells. Prion. 2012 Jul 1; 6(3):309-16. PMID: 22561161; PMCID: PMC3399532.
    13. Didonna A, Vaccari L, Bek A, Legname G. Infrared microspectroscopy: a multiple-screening platform for investigating single-cell biochemical perturbations upon prion infection. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2011 Mar 16; 2(3):160-74. PMID: 22778865; PMCID: PMC3369737.
    14. Didonna A, Legname G. Aberrant ERK 1/2 complex activation and localization in scrapie-infected GT1-1 cells. Mol Neurodegener. 2010; 5:29. PMID: 20696038; PMCID: PMC2928767.
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