CURRENT RESEARCH INTEREST
My current research is focused on the development of the
visual system, with particular emphasis on the biological processes that pattern the
neural tissue and control neuronal death during development.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
International co-ordinator of the Project : CONTROL MECHANISMS OF
NEURONAL DEATH (BIO4-CT96-0649) funded by the European
Commission within the BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM.
Galli-Resta, L. (2000): Local,
possibly contact-mediated signalling restricted to homotypic neurons
controls the regular spacing of cells within the cholinergic arrays in the
developing rodent retina. Development 127:1499-1508.
Galli-Resta, L. and Novelli, E.
(2000): The effects of naturally occurring cell loss on the regularity of
the retinal cholinergic arrays.
J. Neurosci. 20:RC60 (1-5).
Galli-Resta, L., Novelli, E., Kryger, Z., Jacobs, G.
and Reese, B. (1999): Modelling the Mosaic Organization
of Rod and Cone Photoreceptors with a
Minimal Spacing Rule. Eur. J. Neurosci. 11:1438-1446.
Galli-Resta, L., Resta, G., Tan, S.-S. and Reese, B. Mosaic of
Islet-1 expressing amacrine cells assembled by short range cellular interactions J.
Neurosci. 17, 7831-7838.
Galli-Resta, L. and Ensini, M. An intrinsic time limit between genesis
and death of individual neurons in the developing retinal ganglion cell layer J.
Neurosci. 16, 2318-2324, 1996.
Galli-Resta, L., Ensini, M., Fusco, E., Gravina, A. and Margheritti, B.:
Afferent spontaneous activity promotes survival of target cells in the developing
retinotectal system of the rat. J. Neurosci. 13, 243-250, 1993.
Galli-Resta L. and Resta, G.: A quantitative model for the regulation of
naturally occurring cell death in the developing vertebrate nervous system. J.
Neurosci. 12, 4586-4594, 1992.
Maffei, L. and Galli-Resta, L.: Correlation in the discharges of
neighbouring rat retinal ganglion cells during prenatal life. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.
87, 2861-2864, 1990.
Galli, L. and Maffei, L.: Spontaneous impulse activity
of rat retinal ganglion cells in prenatal life. Science 242, 90-91, 1988.