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Dr Alessandra Ferri

DEA (Master) University of Burgundy (France), PhD University of Burgundy (France)

Postdoctoral Research Officer, Institute of Sport, Exercise & Active Living (ISEAL)

Alessandra Ferri is a Postdoctoral Research Officer at ISEAL. Prior to joining VU, she was Lecturer in Human Physiology at the Department of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy).

Her principle areas of research are:

  • the physiology and pathophysiology of the O2 delivery – O2 utilisation system
  • exercise and ageing
  • muscle metabolism in special environments (e.g., hypoxia).

Recent publications

Lanfranconi F., Pollastri L., Ferri A., Fraschini D., Masera G., Miserocchi G. Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) as a new non-invasive tool to detect oxidative skeletal muscle impairment in children survived to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Plos One 9(6): e99282, 2014.

Ferri A., Adamo S., La Torre A., Marzorati M., Bishop D.J., Miserocchi G. Determinants of performance in 1,500m runners. Eur J Appl Physiol 112(8): 3033-3043, 2012.

Ferri A., Adamo S., Longaretti M., Marzorati M., Lanfranconi F., Marchi A., Grassi B. Insights into central and peripheral factors affecting the “oxidative performance” of skeletal muscle in aging. Eur J Appl Physiol 100: 571-579, 2007.

Ferri A., Narici M., Grassi B. and Pousson M. Neuromuscular recovery after a strength training session in elderly people. Eur J Appl Physiol 97: 272-279, 2006.

Marconi C., Marzorati M., Sciuto D., Ferri A. and Cerretelli P. Economy of locomotion in high-altitude tibetan migrants exposed to normoxia. J Physiol 569: 667-675, 2005.

View Alessandra's full publication list in the Victoria University Research Repository.


Areas of expertise

  • Exercise
  • Muscle metabolism
  • Pathophysiology

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