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Eleonora Napoli- BS, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

3011 VM3B
Davis, CA 95616


Research Focus

My research focus is biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, specifically mitochondrial biology.

Specialty Focus



2004 PhD Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Padova, Padova Italy
1998 BS Biological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Active Research Grants

Assistant Researcher, Mitochondrial Dysfunction in HD-Affected Human Fibroblasts, Cecilia Giulivi (Principal Investigator), CHDI Foundation, Inc.

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Napoli E, Ross-Inta C, Wong S, Hung C, Fujisawa Y, Sakaguchi D, Angelastro J, Omanska-Klusek A, Schoenfeld R, Giulivi C Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Pten Haplo-Insufficient Mice with Social Deficits and Repetitive Behavior: Interplay between Pten and p53 PloS one,
  • Link Icon 2012 Vidal MA, Walker NJ, Napoli E, Borjesson DL Evaluation of senescence in mesenchymal stem cells isolated from equine bone marrow, adipose tissue, and umbilical cord tissue Stem Cells Dev,
  • Link Icon 2011 Napoli E, Ross-Inta C, Wong S, Omanska-Klusek A, Barrow C, Iwahashi C, Garcia-Arocena D, Sakaguchi D, Berry-Kravis E, Hagerman R, Hagerman PJ, Giulivi C Altered zinc transport disrupts mitochondrial protein processing/import in fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome. Human molecular genetics,
  • Link Icon 2011 Pon J, Napoli E, Luckhart S, Giulivi C Mitochondrial NAD+-dependent malic enzyme from Anopheles stephensi: a possible novel target for malaria mosquito control Malar J,
  • Link Icon 2010 Giulivi C, Ross-Inta C, Omanska-Klusek A, Napoli E, Sakaguchi D, Barrientos G, Allen PD, Pessah IN Basal bioenergetic abnormalities in skeletal muscle from ryanodine receptor malignant hyperthermia-susceptible R163C knock-in mice J Biol Chem,
  • Link Icon 2009 Ianzini F, Kosmacek EA, Nelson ES, Napoli E, Erenpreisa J, Kalejs M, Mackey MA Activation of meiosis-specific genes is associated with depolyploidization of human tumor cells following radiation-induced mitotic catastrophe Cancer Res,
  • Link Icon 2007 Shan Y, Napoli E, Cortopassi G Mitochondrial frataxin interacts with ISD11 of the NFS1/ISCU complex and multiple mitochondrial chaperones Hum Mol Genet,
  • Link Icon 2007 Napoli E, Morin D, Bernhardt R, Buckpitt A, Cortopassi G Hemin rescues adrenodoxin, heme a and cytochrome oxidase activity in frataxin-deficient oligodendroglioma cells Biochim Biophys Acta,
  • Link Icon 2006 Napoli E, Taroni F, Cortopassi GA Frataxin, iron-sulfur clusters, heme, ROS, and aging Antioxid Redox Signal,
  • Link Icon 2005 Floreani M, Napoli E, Martinuzzi A, Pantano G, De Riva V, Trevisan R, Bisetto E, Valente L, Carelli V, Dabbeni-Sala F Antioxidant defences in cybrids harboring mtDNA mutations associated with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy FEBS J,