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228bResearch Fellowship
Integrative Marine Ecology Department (EMI)

Calabria Marine Centre
Contrada Torre Spaccata, Località Torre Spaccata
87071 Amendolara - Italia

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Curriculum Vitae

Supervisor: dott.ssa Teresa Romeo, dott. Pietro Battaglia
Appointed on project: CRIMAC

Research Interests

My field of research is marine ecotoxicology, in particular the study of the toxic effects of anthropogenic pollutants on marine organisms, both in vivo and in vitro.
During my PhD I focused on the study of the genotoxic and cytotoxic effects of phthalates on the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) cell lines through the use of specific tests for the evaluation of cell viability, cell death and DNA damage after exposure to the phthalates.
Subsequently I focused on in vivo ecotoxicity techniques, in particular the "Fish Embryo Acute Toxicity test" (OECD n. 236, 2013) on zebrafish, for the evaluation of the ecotoxic potential of water courses located in highly anthropized coastal areas.
I am currently collaborating as a research fellow at the Calabria Marine Centre in a project aimed at studying biodiversity and the biological and ecological aspects of deep-sea organisms, with a particular focus on the risks to which these species are subjected due to the potential ingestion of microplastics.

Selected Publications

Molino C, Filippi S, Giovani G, Caccia A, Meschini R, Angeletti D. (2023). Effects of phthalates on marine organisms: cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of Mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) on European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) embryonic cell line. doi:10.4415/ANN_23_01_10

Giovani G, Filippi S, Molino C, Peruffo A, Centelleghe C, Meschini R, Angeletti D. (2022). Plastic additive di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) causes cell death and micronucleus induction on a bottlenose dolphin’s (Tursiops truncatus) in vitro-exposed skin cell line. Front. Mar. Sci. 9:958197. doi:10.3389/fmars.2022.958197

Molino C, Filippi S, Stoppiello GA, Meschini R, Angeletti D. (2019). In vitro evaluation of cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of Di(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP) on European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) embryonic cell line. Toxicology in vitro, 56:118-125. doi:10.1016/j.tiv.2019.01.017

Molino C, Angeletti D, Oldham VE, Goodbody-Gringley G, Buck KN. (2019). Effect of marine antifouling paint particles waste on survival of natural Bermuda copepod communities. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 149:110492. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110492

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