Annalisa Altera

Visiting PhD student

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Translational microbiome


I am a visiting PhD student in the Narbad group. My PhD project at the PhD School of Life Sciences at the University of Siena (Italy) focuses on understanding how changes in the composition of the intestinal microbiota affect the ageing processes.

Key Publications

Alfonsina D’Amato, Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Elena Lucarini, Angela L Man, Gwenaelle Le Gall, Jacopo J V Branca, Carla Ghelardini, Amedeo Amedei, Eugenio Bertelli, Mari Regoli, Alessandra Pacini, Giulia Luciani, Pasquale Gallina, Annalisa Altera, Arjan Narbad, Massimo Gulisano, Lesley Hoyles, David Vauzour, Claudio Nicoletti   “Faecal microbiota transplant from aged donor mice affects spatial learning and memory via modulating hippocampal synaptic plasticity- and neurotransmission-related proteins in young recipients” Microbiome (2020) DOI 10.1186/s40168-020-00914-w

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