Via her research, Annette is trying to improve our understanding of the role of nitric oxide, which is produced after Traumatic Brain Injury. Followingly, her work includes the investigation of the Glutamate-Glutamine cycle, Glutamate Excitotoxicity and 2-Oxoglutarate Dehydrogenase complex activity, and the question of how those molecular pathways can be linked to neurological disabilities. Therefore, she is developing her research on the cerebral cortex to study important aspects that are described in TBI patients.
Annette Vaglio-Garro has always been interested in neuroscience: She previously worked with brain cell lines to investigate molecular characteristics of a neurodegenerative disease. She is currently a student of the Signal Transduction PhD program at the Medical University of Vienna.
It comes as no surprise that two of Annette’s main interests are in the fields of neuroscience and metabolism: Her favourite molecular pathways are the TCA cycle and GPCR pathways.