Monia Savi is working as post-doctoral fellow at The Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology of the Department of Food Science, University of Parma (Italy). Her work is focused on the evaluation of the biological activity of the most relevant phenolics of plant food origin, with particular reference to their mechanisms of action in the framework of cardiovascular complications and diabetes onset using in-vivo (animal) and in-vitro approaches.
Monia (Parma, Italy, 26-10-1975) has a Master degree with honor in Biological Sciences (Physio-Pathologic academic specialty) at the University of Parma (Parma, Italy) and holds a Ph.D. in Systemic Physiopathology (2009) from the University of Parma (Parma, Italy). Her research field is in cardiac physiology. During the Master in General Biology, the PhD and the following post-doctoral fellows, her work was focused on studying cardiac electromechanical performance in different pathologies like myocardial infarction, diabetes, cardiac hypertrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and cardiomyopathy induced by anticancer drugs. Recently, her attention has also veered toward the effects of nanoparticles on cardiac performance not only in the context of air pollution but also in the new field of cardiac nanomedicine aimed to develop novel therapies against arrhythmia in different pathologies. Her technical expertise ranges from in-vivo (microsurgery on small animals, implantable telemetry ECG system, recording and analyses of ECG signal, invasive hemodynamics) to in-vitro (patch-clamp technique, cardiomyocyte mechanics and contractility systems (IonOptix system)) and ex-vivo investigation (Langendorff retro-perfused heart, programmed stimulation technique and electrophysiological tissue measurements with micro electrodes array system (MEA)). She joined the Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology for her post-doctoral fellow in 2015.