Nicola Bernabo'

Nicola Bernabo'
Nicola Bernabo'




Associate Professor of Veterinary Physiology



Faculty of Bioscience and Agro-Food and Environmental Technology

University of Teramo  | UNITE







Email: nbernabò






Supervisor (relatore) or a co-supervisor (corelatore) of several degree thesis, in Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biotechnology of Reproduction, concerning the physiology of reproduction, the effect of electromagnetic fields on cells and gametes, and the computational modeling of the spermatozoa signal transduction pathways. He also was as a co-tutor for two students of the Doctorate Course in "Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology."

Internal tutor for  ESR3 : Effect of dietary on mammalian spermatozoa membrane lipid remodeling.







  • 2009-Present: is a member of the Academic Board of the Doctorate Course in "Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology", University of Teramo.

  • 2008-Present: University Researcher in Veterinary Physiology (SSD/VET02).
  • 2004-2008: Postoctoral fellowship, Veterinary Physiology Section, Department of Biomedical Comparative Sciences, University of Teramo.
    • Project title "Development of innovative strategies for the cryopreservation of boar semen". 
  • 2002: I° level Univeristy Master in "Biotechnology of Reproduction", University of Teramo (vote: 70/70).
    • Title of the thesis: "Strategies for improving the quality of the refrigerated boar semen".
  • 2001-2004: PhD in Endocrinology of Domestics Animal, University of Bologna.
    • Title of the thesis: "The role of the cytoskeleton in the acquisition of fertilizing power of the boar sperm".
  • 1999: Degree in Veterinay Medicine (vote: 110 cum laude), University of Pisa.
    • Title of the thesis: "Determination of acrosin activity in semen of animals of veterinary interest".







Main research interests:


  1. Computational modellization of signal transduction pathways involved in sperm capacitation and acrosome reaction.
  2. Effect of electromagnetic fields on reproduction.
  3. Involvement of endocannabioid system in modulation of sperm capacitation and acrosome reaction. Several indications converge in suggesting that endocannabinoid system (ECS) acs as a key factor in modulating male gametes function. 






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Rep-Eat - H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2015

University of Teramo - Via Renato Balzarini 1 - 64100 - Teramo (TE) - Italy  -  Private Area


REP_EAT MSCA Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) HORIZON 2020” – Grant Agreement N. 713714.CUP: C47B16000360007