Giovanni Frighetto

Ritratto di Giovanni Frighetto
Tutor: 
Ciclo: 
XXXII
Dipartimento: 
DPG
Contatti: 
giovanni.frighetto@phd.unipd.it
Ufficio: 
Via Ugo Bassi, 58/B 35131 Padova

Research interests

Neuroscience of movement (NeMo Lab)

My PhD program is aimed to investigate the high-neural mechanisms underlying peculiar motor and action phenomena in the Drosophila melanogaster organism model. Although Drosophila is evolutionarily not so close to mammals (about 50% of protein homology) it shows very complex behaviours and widely in common with higher species. Thus, I am interested to understand how a relatively simple nervous system (about 135,000 neurons) can generate some astounding behaviours and specifically motor patterns based on sophisticated cognitive processes.