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Giovanna Lattanzi

Istituto di Genetica Molecolare - Sede di Bologna

c/o Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli -via di Barbiano 1/10
40136 Bologna

Phone: +39 051 6366768

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Dr. Giovanna Lattanzi  is a Researcher for the National Research Council (CNR) at the Institute for Molecular Genetics, Unit of Bologna, Italy. Her research activity focuses on nuclear envelope proteins and lamins in chromatin dynamics, cellular differentiation and human diseases, such as muscular dystrophies, lipodystrophies and the premature aging syndromes. 
Dr. Giovanna Lattanzi  is involved in several research projects aimed at the study of lamin and nuclear envelope proteins in physiological mechanisms, aging and disease. The projects have been funded by the European Union -  EURO-Laminopathies, a European network project of clinical and basic researchers -, by the Italian Health Institute (ISS) – Rare disease project for the unraveling of new genetic defects in Mandibuloacral dysplasia – and by other international and national funding organizations. Dr. Lattanzi has published many peer-reviewed papers and invited reviews, and has presented her research at several national and international meetings. She serves as reviewer of Cell Biology Journals and funding organizations.
Dr. Giovanna Lattanzi received her graduation thesis in Biology at the University of Bologna in 1985.  She was a post-graduate student at the Institute for Cancer Research of the University of Bologna from 1986 to 1988. Her research was funded by the Italian Association for Cancer Research.  She worked at the Institute for Cytomorphology of the National Research Council from 1990 to 1994. Her research was funded by CNR and by the Italian Health Ministry.  In 1994 she became CNR Researcher and in 1998 she had a permanent position as a CNR Researcher. She  is the scientific coordinator of the CNR project “Degenerative musculo-skeletal diseases” referring to the CNR Department of Medicine.


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