Group Members

We are looking for new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master students to join the team (see openings) !

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Staff

Donato Giovannelli

Assistant Professor (RTDb), started Dec 2018
email: donato.giovannelli@unina.it

  • 2002-2005 - BSc, Biology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
  • 2005-2007 - MSc, Marine Biology and Ecology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
  • 2010-2013 - PhD, Applied Biology, Microbiology and Ecology, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy
  • 2013-2016 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vetriani laboratory, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
  • 2016-2018 - Research Fellow, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo, Japan

Angelina Cordone

Research Scientist (RTI), started Nov 2008
email: angelina.cordone@unina.it

  • 2003 - BSc, Biology, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • 2003-2006 - PhD, Applied Biology, Microbiology and Ecology, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy
  • 2007-2008 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Reyrat laboratory, Necker Institute, Paris, France

Monica Correggia

Graduate Assistant
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  • MSc Biology, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy
  • BSc Biology, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy

Martina Cascone

ERC STG grant CoEvolve Project Manager
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  • MSc Biology, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy
  • BSc Biology, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy

Bernardo Barosa

Graduate Assistant
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  • MSc Microbiology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • BSc Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Postdocs

Marco Giardina

Diversity of microbial communities in geothermal environments
email: <>

  • PhD in Microbial Ecology, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • MSc Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Catania, Italy
  • BSc Biology, University of Catania, Italy

PhDs

Matteo Selci

Diversity of microbial communities in geothermal environments
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  • MSc Marine Biology and Ecology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
  • BSc Biology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy

Graduate Students

Ottavia Iacovino

Master student
project: Isolation and characterization of the etiological agents of seaurchins infections
Co-Advisor: Dr. Francesca Carella

  • BSc Biology, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy

Michela Piegari

Master student
project: Mapping relationship between different DNA pools in a extremophilic biofilm
Co-Advisor:

  • BSc Biology, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy

Francesco Montemagno

Master student
project: Diversity of the microbiome associated with different shark species
Co-Advisor:

  • BSc Natural Sciences, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy

Feliciana Oliva

Master student
project: Microbial diversity of the hot springs of the Campania region
Co-Advisor:

  • BSc Biology, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy

Emanuele Nappo

Master student
project: Microbial diversity of the alkaline shallo water idrothermal vents of Strytan, Iceland
Co-Advisor: Dr. Roy Price (SUNY, USA)

  • BSc Biology, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy

Current Visitors

Valentina Marcheselli

Postdoc
visiting from: University of Trento, Italy
Collaborating on: Sociology of science

Jacopo Brusca

Master student
visiting from: Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
Collaborating on: Cambialistic metalloenzymes

Alumni

Carmela Celentano

In the lab from May 2020 - Apr 2021
as a: Master student in Marine Biology @ Unina (Italy)
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Giacomo Fabozzi

In the lab from Mar 2020 - Jul 2021
as a: Master student in Biology @ Unina (Italy)
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Antonio Cascone

In the lab from Mar 2020 - Apr 2021
as a: Master student in Biology @ Unina (Italy)
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Raffaella Postiglione

In the lab from Mar 2020 - Apr 2021
as a: Master student in Biology @ Unina (Italy)
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Deborah Bastoni

In the lab from MAr 2020 - Apr 2021
as a: Master student in Natural Sciences @ Unina (Italy)
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Rosanna Bossa

In the lab from Oct 2019 - Apr 2021
as a: Master student in Biology @ Unina (Italy)
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Angelica Severino

In the lab from Oct 2019 - Apr 2021
as a: Master student in Biology @ Unina (Italy)
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Alessandro Coppola

In the lab from Oct 2019 - Apr 2021
as a: Master student in Biology @ Unina (Italy)
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Sonia De Rosa

In the lab from Oct 2019 - Apr 2021
as a: Master student in Biology @ Unina (Italy)
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Martina Cascone

In the lab from Apr 2019 - Dec 2020
as a: MSc student in Biology @ UNINA (Italy)
Last we checked was a: Project Manager in our Lab!

Michele Intoccia

In the lab from Apr 2019 - Dec 2020
as a: MSc student in Biology @ UNINA (Italy)
Last we checked was a: Graduate Assistant at the CNR-ISA

Alessandra Ferrillo

In the lab from May 2019 - Nov 2020
as a: MSc student in Marine Biology @ UNINA (Italy)
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Rosaria Capuozzo

In the lab from May 2019 - Nov 2020
as a: MSc student in Biology @ UNINA (Italy)
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Matteo Selci

In the lab from Jan 2018 - Feb 2019
as a: MSc student in Marine Biology @ UNIVPM (Italy)
Last we checked was a: PhD Student @ UNINA (Italy)

Marco Basili

In the lab from Feb 2018 - Feb 2019
as a: MSc student in Marine Biology @ UNIVPM (Italy)
Last we checked was a: Graduate Assistant @ CNR-IRBIM (Italy)

Maria Magliulo

In the lab from Jun 2017 - Sept 2018
as a: MSc student in Marine Biology @ UNINA (Italy)
Last we checked was a: PhD student @ Essex University (UK)

Undergraduate Alumni

  • Alessandra Palazzi, UNINA, Spring 2020
  • Mariacarmen Del Mondo, UNINA, Spring 2020
  • Mattia Acunzo, UNINA, Spring 2020
  • Simona Piccolo, UNINA, Spring 2020
  • Mariavittoria Brandi, UNINA, Spring 2020
  • Andrea Campanile, UNINA, Spring 2020
  • Lucia Di peso, UNINA, Spring 2020
  • Simone De Meo, UNINA, Fall 2019
  • Raffaele Nocera, UNINA, Fall 2019
  • Antonio Nappo, UNINA, Fall 2019
  • Andrea Campanile, UNINA, Fall 2019
  • Mariavittoria Brandi, UNINA, Fall 2019
  • Nunzia Nappi, UNINA, Fall 2019
  • Alessia Masella, UNINA, Summer 2019
  • Angelica De Rosa, UNINA, Summer 2019

High School Alumni

  • Francesca Cafiero, Liceo Statale "Fonseca", Napoli, Summer 2019
  • Domenico Mazza, Istituto Istruzione Superiore "Giancarlo Siani", Napoli, summer 2019

Past Visitors

  • Costantino Vetriani, visiting professor, Rutgers University, Fall 2019
  • Matteo Selci, visiting student, Spring 2019
  • Joy Buongiorno, visiting postdoc, Carnegie Institution of Washington (USA), Jan-Feb 2019