University of Insubria

Annalisa Grimaldi

Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Associate Professor of Zoology at the University of Insubria (Italy), in 2000 she received a PhD in Evolutionary Biology and Development at University of Insubria. During her PhD she worked in the laboratory of Simon Hughes, at King’s College in London. From 2001 to 2017 she was research associate at the Department of Biotechnology and life Science, University of Insubria.
She wrote and published more than 100 papers in qualified international journals and her research, conducted both in vivo and in vitro on invertebrates models, helped to clarify a number of aspects concerning the characteristics and evolution of the innate immune system and the basic mechanisms of cell differentiation and tissue regeneration during wound healing. Her research on insects mainly focused on elucidating the molecular and morphological studies underlying the host-parasitoid interactions in the biological systems Acyrthosiphon pisum/Aphidius ervi, Heliothis virescens/Toxoneuron nigriceps; and on the expression of OBPs (odorant binding proteins) in Aphids. She is editor of “Frontiers journal”.

host-parasitoid interaction
immune response