picture of Emiliana  Borrelli

Emiliana has a PhD in Neurology with an emphasis on Parkinson’s.
She was widowed last year when her husband Paolo Sasone Corsi unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. Paolo had  a Phd in Epigenetics and the Circadian Rythym.
He built the curriculum, the department and directed the whole program at UC Irvine.
Paolo a world renown scientist.
He was one of the most liked and most respected professors on campus.
There is a memorial fund dedicated to continuing his work.
Here is the documentary he had produced by Estee Lauder.
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Emeliana suffered tremendously from the loss.
I suggest we ask these questions that she would be comfortable in addressing.
Metabolism, sleep, Living with Paolo, show a clip from Paolo’s Estee Lauder movie documentary. Emelian’s story about her research.
Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
School of Medicine
Joint Appointment, Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Medicine

Ph.D., University of Naples, 1979

Phone: (949) 824-3875, 46738
Fax: (949) 824-0074
Email: borrelli@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
308 Sprague Hall
Mail Code: 4049
Irvine, CA 92697

Research Interests
dopaminergic neurons, pharmacology, animal models, neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases
Academic Distinctions
Nomination to Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) (1997)
Prix de la Fondation de la Recherche Médicale, Paris (2001)
Prix Mercier-Bourdeix de l’Académie des Sciences Françaises (2001)
Prix INSERM in Physiopathology (2002)
Umesono Lecture Award, The Salk Institute (2014)
Chancellor’s Professor, University California Irvine, (2017)
Knight of the Legion of Honor, France (2017)
Golgi Award (2017)
IIC Los Angeles Creativity Award (2018)
Athalie Clarke Award (2018)
Research Abstract
Dopamine is a central neuromodulator of the CNS. Dysfunctions of dopaminergic homeostasis leading to either low or high dopamine levels are causally linked to Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, addiction and endocrine tumors. Studies conducted at the molecular, cellular and behavioral levels aim to uncover the molecular mechanisms by which dopamine receptor’s signaling controls neuronal functions and behavior. Genetically engineered mice (knock-out mice) constitute our experimental models in which we analyze how altered or abolished expression of dopamine receptors in specific neurons affects physiological responses. A particular interest is devoted to the analysis of dopamine-mediated effects on motor control and addiction to drugs of abuse. These studies are relevant to the understanding of human neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.

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