Veronica Macchi

Veronica Macchi

Veronica Macchi

Professor of Human Anatomy – Department of Neuroscience

Phone: 049/8272300
Address:Institute of Human Anatomy - Department of Neuroscience
Via Aristide Gabelli 65, Padova 35121

Research description

Medical Doctor, specialized in Radiology. Ph.D. in Neuroscience. From 2021 Full Professor of Human Anatomy.

Scientific activity devoted to radiological anatomy and clinical anatomy, study of central and peripheral chemoreceptors, neuroanatomy / neuropathology of the brain stem; studies of regenerative anatomy and tissue engineering.

The neuroanatomical group is focused mainly in understanding the anatomical organization of the central nervous system, through an integrated approach based on brain cutting, histological and immunohistochemical methods, morphometric analysis and radiological techniques.

The following projects are underway at our laboratory:
- topographical studies of nuclei of the brainstem
- topographical studies of subtalamic nucleus related to PD
- radiological studies
- anatomical basis of Osteoarthritis Pain


Relevant publications

Case Report: The Carotid Body in COVID-19: Histopathological and Virological Analyses of an Autopsy Case Series.
Porzionato A, Emmi A, Contran M, Stocco E, Riccetti S, Sinigaglia A, Macchi V, Barzon L, De Caro R.
Front Immunol. 2021 Oct 26;12:736529. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.736529.
Sympathetic activation: a potential link between comorbidities and COVID-19.
Porzionato A, Emmi A, Barbon S, Boscolo-Berto R, Stecco C, Stocco E, Macchi V, De Caro R.
FEBS J. 2020 Sep;287(17):3681-3688. doi: 10.1111/febs.15481.
The potential role of the carotid body in COVID-19.
Porzionato A, Emmi A, Stocco E, Barbon S, Boscolo-Berto R, Macchi V, De Caro R.
Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2020 Oct 1;319(4):L620-L626.
Impairment of human dopaminergic neurons at different developmental stages by perfluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA) and differential human brain areas accumulation of perfluoroalkyl chemicals.
Di Nisio A, Pannella M, Vogiatzis S, Sut S, Dall'Acqua S, Rocca MS, Antonini A, Porzionato A, De Caro R, Bortolozzi M, Toni L, Foresta C.
Environ Int. 2022 Jan;158:106982. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106982.
3D Reconstruction of the Morpho-Functional Topography of the Human Vagal Trigone.
Emmi A, Porzionato A, Contran M, De Rose E, Macchi V, De Caro R.
Front Neuroanat. 2021 Apr 16;15:663399. doi: 10.3389/fnana.2021.663399.
Anatomy and Connectivity of the Subthalamic Nucleus in Humans and Non-human Primates.
Emmi A, Antonini A, Macchi V, Porzionato A, De Caro R.
Front Neuroanat. 2020 Apr 22;14:13. doi: 10.3389/fnana.2020.00013.
Contribution of Infrapatellar Fat Pad and Synovial Membrane to Knee Osteoarthritis Pain.
Belluzzi E, Stocco E, Pozzuoli A, Granzotto M, Porzionato A, Vettor R, De Caro R, Ruggieri P, Ramonda R, Rossato M, Favero M, Macchi V.
Biomed Res Int. 2019 Mar 31;2019:6390182.
Anatomic Variations of the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve: Remnants of Atypical Nerve Growth Pathways Revisited by Intraneural Fascicular Dissection and a Proposed Classification.
Haładaj R, Wysiadecki G, Macchi V, de Caro R, Wojdyn M, Polguj M, Topol M.
World Neurosurg. 2018 Oct;118:e687-e698.
Clinical anatomy of the orbitomeningeal foramina: variational anatomy of the canals connecting the orbit with the cranial cavity.
Macchi V, Regoli M, Bracco S, Nicoletti C, Morra A, Porzionato A, De Caro R, Bertelli E.
Surg Radiol Anat. 2016 Mar;38(2):165-77. doi: 10.1007/s00276-015-1530-8.