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Doctor Stefano Rozzi
~ Researcher ~

Academic profile  

I was born in Cremona, Italy.

In 1999 I took my degree in medicine (M.D.) at the University of Pavia.

I took my Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2004 at the University of Parma.

Since 2005 I am assistant professor at the Section of Physiology of this Department.

(+39) 0521-903879
(+39) 0521-903881

Research Interests  

My major research interest is a multidisciplinary approach to the study of premotor and parietal cortex by means of anatomical and physiological techniques.

Main lines of research are:

  1. hodological study of cortical connections of premotor, posterior parietal and prefrontal areas;
  2. elettrophysiological study of neural properties of ventral premotor and inferior parietal cortex (mainly in respect to sensori-motor transformations);
  3. study of the role of premotor, parietal and prefrontal areas in cognitive functions such as action perception and relationship between action perception and cognition.

My publications on international peer-reviewed journals and edited books are related to the anatomy of premotor and parietal cortex and to neurophysiology of action understanding.

Recent Publications  

Belmalih A., Borra E., Contini M., Gerbella M., Rozzi S., Luppino G.
Multimodal architectonic subdivision of the rostral part (area F5) of the macaque ventral premotor cortex.
J. Comp. Neurol., 2009; 512:183-217.


Borra E., Belmalih A., Calzavara R., Gerbella M, Murata A., Rozzi S., Luppino G.
Cortical connections of the macaque anterior intraparietal (AIP) area.
Cereb. Cortex, 2008; 18:1094-1111.


Rozzi S., Ferrari P.F., Bonini L., Rizzolatti G., Fogassi L.
Functional organization of inferior parietal lobule convexity in the macaque monkey: electrophysiological characterization of motor, sensory and mirror responses and their correlation with cytoarchitectonic areas.
Eur J Neurosci, 2008; 28:1569-1588.


Belmalih A., Borra E., Contini M., Gerbella M., Rozzi S., Luppino G.
A multiarchitectonic approach for the definition of functionally distinct areas and domains in the monkey frontal lobe.
Journal of Anatomy, 2007; 211:199-211.


Gerbella M., Belmalih A., Borra E., Rozzi S., Luppino G .
Multimodal architectonic subdivision of the caudal ventrolateral prefrontal cortex of the macaque monkey.
Brain Struct. Funct., 2007; 212:269-301.


Rizzolatti G., Ferrari P.F., Rozzi S., Fogassi L.
The inferior parietal lobule: where action becomes perception.
Novartis Found Symp. 2006; 270:129-40.


Rozzi S., Calzavara R., Belmalih A., Borra E., Gregoriou G.G., Matelli M., Luppino G.
Cortical Connections of the Inferior Parietal Cortical Convexity of the Macaque Monkey.
Cereb Cortex. 2005 Nov 23.


Fogassi L., Ferrari P.F., Gesierich B., Rozzi S., Chersi F., and Rizzolatti G.
Parietal Lobe: from Action Organization to Intention Understanding.
Science, 2005 Apr 29; 308 (5722): 662-7.


Calzavara R., Zappalą A., Rozzi S., Matelli M., Luppino G.
Neurochemical characterization of the cerebellar-recipient motor thalamic territory in the macaque monkey.
Eur. J. Neurosci. 2005 Apr;21(7):1869-94


Ferrari P.F., Rozzi S., and Fogassi L.
Mirror neurons responding to observation of actions made with tools in monkey ventral premotor cortex.
J. Cog. Neurosci., 2005; 17: 212-226.


Luppino G., Rozzi S., Calzavara R. Matelli M.
Prefrontal and agranular cingulate projections to the dorsal premotor areas F2 and F7 in the macaque monkey.
Eur J Neurosci 2003; 17 (3): 559–578.


Luppino G., Calzavara R., Rozzi S., Matelli M.
Projections from the superior temporal sulcus to the agranular frontal cortex in the macaque.
Eur J Neurosci. 2001 Sep; 14(6): 1035-40.


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2012-12-17 12:16 PM
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