About us

Associate Professor in Genetics at the Department of Biology of the University of Naples Federico II. Director of the laboratory of Genetics and Control of Vector Insects. Creator and coordinator of the STOPTIGRE project.

Research Fellow INF-ACT at the Department of Biology of the University of Naples Federico II. Her research focuses on the study of sex determination genes in mosquitoes and sandflies, the development of new systems for sex separation in mosquitoes for field application of the sterile insect technique, and field suppression experiments through the release of sterile males of A. albopictus, also involving community engagement actions with the local community.

Research Fellow INF-ACT at the Department of Biology of the University of Naples Federico II. Her research focuses on the study of protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions of candidate genes involved in the genetic pathways of sex determination and sexual differentiation of vector insects, using in silico approaches, two-hybrid and one-hybrid assays, BiFC, and cellular localization assays.

INF-ACT PhD student, 39th Cycle, with a project titled “Integrated Approaches for Aedes Mosquito Control: Genetics and Community Engagement for Eco-compatible Solutions” carried out at the Laboratory of Genetics and Control of Vector Insects of the Department of Biology of the University of Naples Federico II.

Master’s thesis student in the Biology degree program (LM-6), curriculum in Molecular and Cellular Biology, at the Laboratory of Genetics and Control of Vector Insects of the Department of Biology of the University of Naples Federico II.

Master’s thesis student in the Biology degree program (LM-6), curriculum in Differentiation and Reproduction Biology, at the Laboratory of Genetics and Control of Vector Insects of the Department of Biology of the University of Naples Federico II.

Master’s thesis student in the Biology degree program (LM-6), curriculum in Differentiation and Reproduction Biology, at the Laboratory of Genetics and Control of Vector Insects of the Department of Biology of the University of Naples Federico II.

Master’s thesis student in the Biology degree program (LM-6), curriculum in Differentiation and Reproduction Biology, at the Laboratory of Genetics and Control of Vector Insects of the Department of Biology of the University of Naples Federico II.


Acknowledgements

We thank all the people who in recent years, at different levels, have helped us to implement the many actions of the STOPTIGRE project:

Municipality of Procida

Sindaco Raimondo Ambrosino e gli assessori Rossella Lauro, Antonio Carannante, Titta Lubrano, Nico Granito, Sara Esposito, Lucia Mameli e Michele Del Leccese

Volunteers of Procida

Costantino D’Antonio, Davide Zeccolella, Luigi “Corecane” D’Orio, Cesare Buoninconti, Michele Meglio, Amedeo Schiano, Alberto Salvemini, Max Noviello, Anna ed Antonio Amalfitano, Emanuela Coppola, Biagio ed Isa Coppola, Angela e Pasquale Lubrano Lavadera, Giulia ed Angelo Salvemini, Claudia Riccio, Pina Cuccurullo, Maria e Franco Costagliola, Nella Scotto, Antonietta Pagano, Maria Iovine, Rino D’Orio

University of Naples Federico II

Rettore prof. Matteo Lorito, Prof. Gaetano Manfredi, Prof. Luciano Gaudio, Prof. Giuseppe Saccone, Prof. Serena Aceto, Dott.ssa Valeria Petrella, Dott.ssa Liliana Tullo, Dott.ssa Annalisa Longobardi, Dott. Luca Iesu, Dott.ssa Brunella Bozzi, Dott.ssa Rita Colonna, Dott. Antonio Marino, Dott. Germano Sollazzo, Dott. Pasquale Primo, Dott.ssa Maryanna Martina Perrotta, Dott.ssa Daniela Carannante, Dott.ssa Claudia Ascione, Dott. Ismael Sanchez Polanco, Dott.ssa Daniela Esposito, Dott.ssa Maria Giovanna Pellegrino, Dott.ssa Anna Martorana, Dott.ssa Mariagrazia Spasiano, Dott.ssa Chiara Fulgione, Dott. Gianluca Guida, Dott.ssa Maria Grazia Bodini.

Press

Pasquale Raicaldo (LaRepubblica), Giovanni De Mauro (Internazionale), Alessandro Rocca (Sky), Leonardo Pugliese (Teleischia), Domenico Ambrosino (Procida Oggi)