Luvoni, Gaia Cecilia, Prof. Dr. (University of Milan, Italy)
|1986||DVM cum laude Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, Italy
|1990||Visiting scientist Department of Animal Science, Embryo Technology Laboratory, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, U.S.A.
|1992||Ph.D. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, Italy,
|1993-1994||Adjunct Research Scientist Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, U.S.A.
|1992-2000||Assistant Professor Institute of Veterinary Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, Italy.
|2000-present||Associate Professor Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, Italy.
|2007-present||EVSSAR President and Editor|
Diplomat of European College of Animal Reproduction
Author of numerous publications.
Lecturer at national and international meetings.
MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Small Animal Theriogenology and Biotechnologies for Assisted Reproduction in Carnivores.
CURRENT AND RECENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:
Role of oocyte maturation for in vitro embryo production in feline and canine species.
Effects of oxidative stress protection and modulation of cAMP intracellular concentration, during in vitro maturation, on cat oocyte developmental competence.
Cultural conditions for in vitro maturation of canine oocytes.
Cryopreservation of canine and feline oocytes.
Role of antioxidants in the conservation of feline and canine semen.
Assisted reproductive technologies in carnivores.
Ultrasonographic study during pregnancy of the encephalic growth in the canine foetus.