Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science
Francesca Panin is an experienced researcher in neuroscience and cardiology. She is a pharmacist with a PhD in neuroscience. Her areas of expertise include: pharmacology, neuroscience, cardiology and regulatory/ethics skills for pre-clinical and clinical research. She trains students on research methods and Undergraduates Major Project.
Francesca Panin is a Pharmacist registered with the local GPhC. She has worked for 10 years in medical research. She obtained a PhD in neuroscience in Italy, and pursued her research career by working as post-doctoral researcher at the centre for health and medical research INSERM in Bordeaux (France). She subsequently obtained a certificate to work as a Clinical Research Associate in Bordeaux, where she managed clinical trials on electric and pharmacologic therapies for cardiac failures in the hospital. She recently managed a clinical study on metabolic and sleep disturbances in Huntington’s Disease, at the Cambridge University Hospital. She is currently setting up research activity on Electro-EncephaloGrams (EEGs).
Collins L.M., Begeti F., Panin F., Lazar A.S., Cruickshank T., Ziman M., Mason S.L., Barker R.A., 2015. Novel Nut and Bolt Task Quantifies Motor Deficits in Premanifest and Manifest Huntington's Disease. PLoS Current, PMCID: PMC4570842.
Panin F.*, Lazar A.S.*, Goodman A.O., Lazic S.E., Lazar Z.I., Mason S.L., Rogers L., Murgatroyd P.R., Watson L.P., Singh P., Borowsky B., Shneerson J.M., Barker R.A., 2015. Sleep deficits but no metabolic deficits in premanifest Huntington's disease. Annals of Neurology, 78(4):630-48.
Panin, F., Lintas, A., Diana, M., 2014. Nicotine-induced increase of dopaminergic mesoaccumbal neuron activity is prevented by acute restraint stress. In vivo electrophysiology in rats. Eur Neuropsychopharmacology, 24, pp 1175-1180.
Vallée, M., Vitiello, S., Bellocchio, L., Hébert-Chatelain, E., Monlezun, S., Martin-Garcia, E., Kasanetz, F., Baillie, G.L., Panin, F., Cathala, A., Roullot-Lacarrière, V., Fabre, S., Hurst, D.P., Lynch, D.L., Shore, D.M., Deroche-Gamonet, V., Spampinato, U., Revest, J.M., Maldonado, R., Reggio, P.H., Ross, R.A., Marsicano, G., Piazza, P.V., 2014. Pregnenolone can protect the brain from cannabis intoxication. Science, 343, pp 94-98.
Panin, F., Cathala, A., Piazza, P.V., Spampinato, U., 2012. Coupled intracerebral microdialysis and electrophysiology for the assessment of dopamine neuron function in vivo. Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods, 65, pp 83-92.