Marta Cristina Antonelli

Short CV

Marta C. Antonelli received her Biochemist and PhD degree in Neurochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Upon receiving her PhD degree, she moved to Seattle, WA, USA for a postdoctoral stay at the Veterans Administration Medical Center/University of Washington. Back in Buenos Aires, she is currently head of the Laboratory of Perinatal Programming of Neurodevelopment at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires and holds a position as Principal Researcher of the CONICET (National Research Council). The focus of her research is centered in the study of the offspring outcome in a rodent model of prenatal restraint stress. For two consecutive periods, she was recipient of the August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship Program (Technische Universität München) to develop a translational project at the Frauenklinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany, to investigate the long term effect of prenatal stress on children outcome and identify potential biomarkers to orient early interventional programs in humans.


Selected Awards

  • 2016, August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship Program (TUM)
  • 2009, President of the International Society for Neurotoxicity
  • 1987, Postdoctoral Fellowship (International), CONICET. Argentina
  • 1984, Postdoctoral Fellowship (National), CONICET. Argentina
  • 1979, Doctoral Fellowship. CONICET. Argentina 

Research Interests

Prenatal stress, dopamine, glutamate, corticolimbic system, rats, crossfostering, cortisol, HPA axis, autonomic nervous system, biomarkers, neurodevelopment, epigenetics, DNA methylation, plasticity, substance use disorders, early stimulation.


Selected Publications

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  • “Unravelling the Link Between Prenatal Stress, Dopamine and Substance Use Disorder”. V. Pastor , MC. Antonelli, ME. Pallares. Neurotox Res.31(1):169-186. 2017.(doi: 10.1007/s12640-016-9674-9)
  • ¨Long-Term consequences of prenatal insults on neurodevelopment¨. MC. Antonelli, ME. Pallarés, S. Ceccatelli,  S. Spulber. Progress in Neurobiology. 155: 21–35. 2017. (doi: 10.1016/j.pneurobio.2016.05.005).
  • “Prenatal stress increases adult vulnerability to cocaine reward without affecting pubertal anxiety or novelty response”. V. Pastor, ME. Pallarés, MC. Antonelli. Behav Brain Res. 339:186-194. 2018. (doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.11.035).
  • “In Vivo and in Vitro Neuronal Plasticity Modulation by Epigenetic Regulators”. MC. Monteleone, ME. Pallarés, SC. Billi, MC. Antonelli, MA. Brocco. J.Mol. Neurosci. 2018. 65(3):301-311. (doi: 10.1007/s12031-018-1101-7).
  • “Microglial memory of early life stress and inflammation: susceptibility to neurodegeneration in adulthood”. P. Desplats, AM. Gutierrez, MC. Antonelli, MG. Frasch. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 2020. 117:232-242. doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev. 2019.10.013.
  • “Prefrontal cortex alpha 7 nicotinic receptors are necessary for cocaine-associated memory acquisition and retrieval”. V. Pastor; F. Castillo Díaz; VC. Sanabria; JF. Dalto; MC. Antonelli; JH. Medina. Behavioural Brain Research. 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2021.113212.
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Publications as TUM-IAS Fellow

2021

  • Antonelli, Marta C.; Frasch, Martin G.; Rumi, Mercedes; Sharma, Ritika; Zimmermann, Peter; Molinet, Maria Sol; Lobmaier, Silvia M.: Early Biomarkers and Intervention Programs for the Infant Exposed to Prenatal Stress. Current Neuropharmacology 19, 2021 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Sarkar, Pritam; Lobmaier, Silvia; Fabre, Bibiana; González, Diego; Mueller, Alexander; Frasch, Martin G.; Antonelli, Marta C.; Etemad, Ali: Detection of Maternal and Fetal Stress from the Electrocardiogram with Self-Supervised Representation Learning. 2021 mehr… BibTeX

2019

  • Lobmaier, Silvia M.; Müller, A.; Zelgert, C.; Shen, C.; Su, P. C.; Schmidt, G.; Haller, B.; Berg, G.; Fabre, B.; Weyrich, J.; Wu, H. T.; Frasch, M. G.; Antonelli, M. C.: Fetal heart rate variability responsiveness to maternal stress, non-invasively detected from maternal transabdominal ECG. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 301 (2), 2019, 405-414 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Lobmaier, Silvia M.; Müller, A.; Zelgert, C.; Shen, C.; Su, P. C.; Schmidt, G.; Haller, B.; Berg, G.; Fabre, B.; Weyrich, J.; Wu, H. T.; Frasch, M. G.; Antonelli, M. C.: Fetal heart rate variability responsiveness to maternal stress, non-invasively detected from maternal transabdominal ECG. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2019 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )