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Enrica Strettoi

Short CV

PhD in Neuroscience. Senior Investigator of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). Acting co-chairman for the Pisa laboratories of the Neuroscience Institute.

Expert in the field of retinal connectivity, morphology and functional correlation and inherited degeneration.

Uses a collection of state-of-the art neuroanatomical methods and collaborates closely with retinal electrophysiologists and biochemists to produce multidisciplinary studies.


CV of Enrica Strettoi [pdf]

Scientifc Interest

  • Retinal connectivity
  • Cell biology of retinitis pigmentosa
  • Mechanisms of apoptosis in photoreceptor degeneration
  • Retinal development


  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Society for Neuroscience
Enrica Strettoi
Enrica Strettoi

Research Group

Laboratory on retinal functional architecture in health and disease

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Italian National Research Council

Instituto di Neuroscienze CNR.
Area della Ricerca
Via Giuseppe Moruzzi 1
56100 Pisa

Phone: +39 050 3153213
Fax: +39 050 3153213, +39 050 3153210



Key Publications

  1. Strettoi E.
    Mammalian rod pathways.
    In: A Basbaum, A Kaneko, G Sheperd, G Westheimer, editors. The Senses: a Comprehensive Reference. Vol.1, Vision I, R Masland and T Albright. San Diego: Academic Press; 2008. pp-303-311. (Encyclopedia).
  2. Strettoi E.
    Synaptic organization of the mouse retina.
    In: Eye, Retina, and Visual System of the Mouse. L Chalupa and R Williams editors. MIT Press., 2008. pp-157-164.
  3. Damiani D, Alexander JJ, O'Rourke JR, McManus M, Jadhav AP, Cepko CL, Hauswirth WW, Harfe BD, Strettoi E (2008).
    Dicer inactivation leads to progressive functional and structural degeneration of the mouse retina.
    J Neurosci 28(19):4878-87.
  4. Oh EC, Khan N, Novelli E, Khanna H, Strettoi E, Swaroop A (2007).
    Transformation of cone precursors to functional rod photoreceptors by bZIP transcription factor NRL.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104(5):1679-84.
  5. Gargini C, Terzibasi E, Mazzoni F, Strettoi E (2007).
    Retinal organization in the retinal degeneration 10 (rd10) mutant mouse: a morphological and ERG study.
    J Comp Neurol 500(2):222-38.
  6. Pignatelli V, Strettoi E (2004).
    Bipolar cells of the mouse retina: a gene-gun, morphological study.
    J Comp Neurol 476(3):254-66.
  7. Pignatelli V, Cepko CL, Strettoi E (2004).
    Inner retinal abnormalities in a mouse model of Leber's congenital amaurosis.
    J Comp Neurol 469:351-9.
  8. Strettoi E, Mears AJ, Swaroop A (2004).
    Recruitment of the rod pathway by cones in the absence of rods.
    J Neurosci 24(34):7576-82.
  9. Marc RE, Jones BW, Watt CB, Strettoi E (2003).
    Neural remodeling in retinal degenerations.
    Progr Ret Eye Res 22(5):607-55. Review.
  10. Rossi C, Strettoi E, Galli-Resta L (2003)
    The spatial order of horizontal cells is not affected by massive alterations in the organization of other retinal cells.
    J Neurosci 23(30):9924-8.

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