Prof. Dr. Giovanna Zoccoli

Associate Professor of Physiology
Department of Biomedical and NeuroMotor Sciences
Alma Mater Studiorum – Università of Bologna

Giovanna Zoccoli, MD, is a Specialist in Neurology. Since 1991, she has worked at the Department of Human and General Physiology, University of Bologna, where in 1995 she obtained her PhD in “Experimental and Clinical Pathophysiology”. She was a Research Fellow for cerebral circulation during sleep in newborns with Prof. Adrian Walker at Institute of Reproduction and Development, Monash University, Australia, in 1997, and in 2007 she returned in the same lab as a Visiting Professor. In 2003, she got the position of Associate Professor at Department of Biomedical and NeuroMotor Sciences, University of Bologna, where she is now head of “PRISM lab” for the study of physiologic regulation during sleep in genetically engineered mice.

She is a member of ESRS since 1990, and held teaching courses at ESRS Congresses; currently she is member of the Italian Sleep Medicine Association (AIMS) Scientific Committee. Additionally, she has published over 50 peer reviewed papers on cardiovascular regulation during sleep in physiologic and pathophysiologic conditions (hypertension, obesity, narcolepsy), and in different animal models (rabbit, lamb, rat, mice) and human subjects.