Giuseppe Busetto

Giuseppe Busetto,  December 17, 2006
Position
Assistant Professor
Sections
Physiology Section
Academic sector
BIO/09 - PHYSIOLOGY
Research sector (ERC)
LS5_6 - Developmental neurobiology

LS5_2 - Molecular and cellular neuroscience

LS5_1 - Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology

Office
Istituti Biologici Blocco A - Biblioteca Meneghetti,  Floor 1,  Room 1.24 DX
Telephone
+39 0458027290
E-mail
giuseppe|busetto*univr|it <== Replace | with . and * with @ to have the right email address.

Office Hours

Monday, Hours 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM,  
Tuesday, Hours 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM,  
Wednesday, Hours 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM,  
Thursday, Hours 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM,  
Friday, Hours 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM,  

Curriculum

Research: physiology and development  of synapses both in the central and in the peripheral nervous system.  Focus on the mechanisms of synaptic competition and elimination during development, and on the synaptic plasticity in the adult. Intracellular and patch-clamp electrophysiological techniques. Relevant findings: experimental demonstration of the importance of pattern of electric activity of motoneurons in determining the competitive outcome during the developmental process of synaptic elimination; 2) demonstration that motoneurons’ firing activity is highly synchronous at birth, and become asynchronous within 2 weeks from birth. This finding is of relevance in the process of synaptic competition. 3) experimental demonstration that the so called “silent synapses” lack of glutamatergic AMPA-type receptors.
Teaching: Human Physiology to dental students.

Modules

Modules running in the period selected: 27.
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Course Name Total credits Online Teacher credits Modules offered by this teacher
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics Physiology (2018/2019)   9   
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Physiology I and Biophysics (2018/2019)   10  eLearning 0.25  (Esercitazioni di Fisiologia I)
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Sciences introduction to the medical profession (2018/2019)   7  eLearning TIROCINIO DI SCIENZE PROPEDEUTICHE ALLA PROFESSIONE MEDICA [Fisiologia I - Gruppo Dott. Busetto] (TIROCINIO DI RICERCA)
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics Physiology (2017/2018)   9   
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery Sciences introduction to the medical profession (2017/2018)   7  eLearning TIROCINIO DI SCIENZE PROPEDEUTICHE ALLA PROFESSIONE MEDICA [Fisiologia I - Gruppo Dott. Busetto] (TIROCINIO DI RICERCA)
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics Physiology (2016/2017)   9   
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics Physiology (2015/2016)   9   
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics Physiology (2014/2015)   9   
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics Physiology (2013/2014)   9   
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics Physiology (2012/2013)   9   
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics Physiology (2011/2012)   9   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Nephrology Fisiologia renale (2011/2012)   1   
Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics Physiology (2010/2011)   9   
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Physiology II and Psychology (2010/2011)   12    0.5  FISIOLOGIA
Combined Bachelor + Masters in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics Physiology (2009/2010)   6   
Degree in Environment and Workplace Prevention Techniques Physiology and microbiology (2009/2010)   6    FISIOLOGIA
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Physiology II and Psychology (2009/2010)   12    0.5  FISIOLOGIA
Postgraduate Specialisation in Nephrology Fisiologia renale (2009/2010)   1   
Combined Bachelor + Masters in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics Physiology (2008/2009)   6   
Postgraduate Specialisation in Nephrology Physiology (2008/2009)   1   
Degree in Environment and Workplace Prevention Techniques Physiology and microbiology (2008/2009)   6    Fisiologia
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Physiology II and Psychology (2008/2009)   12    0.5  Fisiologia
Combined Bachelor + Masters in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics Physiology (2007/2008)   6   
Degree in Environment and Workplace Prevention Techniques Physiology and microbiology (2007/2008)   6    Fisiologia
Specialist degree in Medicine and Surgery (single cycle) Physiology II and Psychology (2007/2008)   12    0.5  Fisiologia
Combined Bachelor + Masters in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics Physiology (2006/2007)   6   
Specialized Degree in Medicine and Surgery (one cycle) Physiology I and Biophysics (2004/2005)   11     

 
Skills
Topic Description Research area
Neurophysiology Neurosciences
Synapse competition and plasticity Synaptic contacts are more abundant in the developing animal than in the adult. Their reduction is a process known as "synapse competition". In the adult animal, although their overall number is stable, the synapses can modify their efficacy in many ways, a property called "synapse plasticity". Both synapse competition and synapse plasticity are processes regulated by the electrical activity of the nervous system. Neurosciences
Projects
Title Starting date
Fondo per il finanziamento delle attività base di ricerca (FFABR) 2017 – Istituito dalla legge di bilancio 11/12/2016 n. 232 e destinato al finanziamento annuale delle attività base di ricerca dei professori di seconda fascia e dei ricercatori delle università statali - BUSETTO 1/1/18
Role of action potentials in controlling the plastic phenomena of the nervous system 2/9/07
Reelin: meccanismo di azione e funzione nello sviluppo e plasticità del sistema nervoso. Nuove prospettive per la prevenzione e terapia del disturbo autistico 11/21/03
Activity-dependent synaptic plasticity at mammalian neuromuscular junctions. 10/1/02
Rilascio di ACh non-quantale nel preparato neuromuscolare 7/1/02
Controllo nervoso di elementi eccitabili (muscolo scheletrico, neuroni) e sinaptogenesi. 1/1/02
Trophic interactions and synaptogenesis in skeletal muscle 11/27/01
Mechanisms of degeneration and regeneration in the neuromuscular system 1/1/01




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