If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


Monica is a behavioural neuroscientist interested in understanding the role of GPCR functions in the brain, focusing in particular on cognition and motivation. She has >10 years experience with rodent behaviour applied to psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases. She has received a Master’s degree in Neuropsychobiology from the university of Cagliari (Italy) and a PhD in Pharmacy from the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (Germany).


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Pharmacy, PhD, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Jan 2011Dec 2015

Neuropsychobiology, Master of Science, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari

Dec 2008Jul 2010

Experimental Biology, Bachelor of Science, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari


External positions

Honorary research fellow, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (FINMH) (Victoria)

Oct 2016Dec 2018

Research Assistant, Universitats Klinikum Frankfurt, Goethe-Universitat (University Hospital Frankfurt)

Jul 2015Dec 2015

Research area keywords

  • Neurobiology
  • Cognition (Neurobiology of learning, memory, and mind)
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatric Disorder
  • neurodegenerative disorders


Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or