Dr. rer. nat. Matteo Bergami - Curriculum Vitae

Education and professional career

since 2013: Junior Research Group Leader, CECAD, Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne
2011-2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiological Genomics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich
2009 -2010: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy
2009: PhD in Neurophysiology, University of Bologna, Italy
2005-2008: Graduate studies in Neurophysiology, University of Bologna, Italy
2000-2005: Studies in Biotechnology (Diploma), University of Bologna, Italy

Awards, distinctions and professional activities

2015: Awarded ERC Starting Grant
2014: Advanced Postdoc grant, University of Cologne
2012: Associate member F1000
2011-2013: Young Member of Centre for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich
2011-2013: LMU Excellence Research Fellowship, Munich
2006-2007: Marco Polo Fellowship, University of Bologna

Selected publications

McAvoy KM, Scobie KN, Berger S, Russo, C, Nannan G, Decharatanachart P, Vega-Ramirez H, Miake-Lye S, Whalen M, Nelson M, Bergami M, Bartsch D, Hen R, Berninger B, and Sahay A: Modulating neuronal competition dynamics in the dentate gyrus to rejuvenate aging memory circuits. Neuron. 2016, 91: 1-18.

Bergami M#, Masserdotti G, Temprana S, Motori E, Eriksson TM, Göbel J, Yang SM, Conzelmann KK, Schinder AF, Götz M and Berninger B: A critical period for experience-dependent remodelling of adult-born neuron connectivity. Neuron. 2015, 85: 710-717. #corresponding author.

Heinrich C*, Bergami M*, Gascon S, Lepier A, Vigano F, Dimou L, Sutor B, Berninger B, and Götz M: Sox2-mediated conversion of NG2 glia into induced neurons in the injured adult cerebral cortex. Stem Cell Reports. 2014, 3: 1000-1014. *equal contribution.

Zuccaro E*, Bergami M*, Vignoli B*, Bony G, Pierchala BA, Santi S, Cancedda L, and Canossa M: Polarized expression of p75NTR specifies axons during development and adult neurogenesis. Cell Rep. 2014, 7: 138-152. *equal contribution.

Motori E, Puyal J, Toni N, Ghanem A, Angeloni C, Malaguti M, Cantelli-Forti G, Berninger B, Conzelmann KK, Götz M, Winklhofer KF, Hrelia S*, and Bergami M*: Inflammation-induced alteration of astrocyte mitochondrial dynamics requires autophagy for mitochondrial network maintenance. Cell Metab. 2013, 18: 844-859. *equal contribution.

Bergami M#, Vignoli B, Motori E, Pifferi S, Zuccaro E, Menini A, and Canossa M: TrkB signaling directs the incorporation of newly generated periglomerular cells in the adult olfactory bulb. J. Neurosci. 2013, 33: 11464-11478. #corresponding author.

Deshpande A*, Bergami M*, Ghanem A, Conzelmann KK, Lepier A, Götz M, and Berninger B: Retrograde monosynaptic tracing reveals the temporal evolution of inputs onto new neurons in the adult dentate gyrus and olfactory bulb. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2013, 110: E1152-E1161. *equal contribution.

Cappello S*, Böhringer CR*, Bergami M, Conzelmann KK, Ghanem A, Tomassy GS, Arlotta P, Mainardi M, Allegra M, Caleo M, van Hengel J, Brakebusch C, and Götz M: A radial glia-specific role of RhoA in double cortex formation. Neuron. 2012, 73: 911-924. *equal contribution.

Bergami M*, Santi S*, Formaggio E, Cagnoli C, Verderio C, Blum R, Berninger B, Matteoli M, and Canossa M: Uptake and recycling of pro-BDNF for transmitter-induced secretion by cortical astrocytes. J. Cell Biol. 2008, 183: 213-221. *equal contribution.

Bergami M, Rimondini R, Santi S, Blum R, Götz M, and Canossa M: Deletion of TrkB in adult progenitors alters newborn neuron integration into hippocampal circuits and increases anxiety-like behavior. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2008, 105: 15570-15575.