Research in our laboratory focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate neuronal survival and differentiation and the events underlying HIV neuropathology, particularly in the context of drug abuse. We are interested in the roles of chemokines in the CNS and the interaction of chemokine receptors with other major neurotransmitter or neuropeptide receptor systems, such as glutamate and opioid receptors. The long-term goal of our research is to characterize both neuroprotective and deleterious actions of chemokines in the brain and identify therapeutic strategies for treatment of neuroAIDS and other neurological disorders caused by alterations of neuroimmune regulatory mechanisms. Read More

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Meucci Lab publishes new collaborative study on the role of iron in neuronal opioid signaling

In collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Geiger’s lab at the University…
Bologna Centrale

Dr. Brandimarti and Dr. Meucci Receive DUniBo 2019 Award

The University of Bologna has awarded Drs. Meucci & Brandimarti…

Dr. Meucci Receives NIH MERIT Award

Dr. Meucci has been selected by The National Institute on Drug…
Lindsay Festa

Lindsay Festa Defends PhD Thesis

Congratulations to Lindsay Festa for successfully defending her…

Dr. Meucci awarded ISA fellowship at The University of Bologna.

The Institute of Advanced Studies has invited Dr. Meucci to spend…