Rosaria Meccariello

University of Naples Parthenope

Dr. Rosaria Meccariello obtained a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, and a PhD in Comparative Endocrinology from the University of Padova, Italy. Currently, she is Associate Professor of Biology at the Department of Movement and Wellness Sciences at the University of Naples 'Parthenope,” Italy. She has published more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, books, proceedings and abstract books. She has experience as a reviewer for international journals and has served as an editor for scientific books, special issues and e-books. Dr. Meccariello is an expert in biology of reproduction, spermatogenesis, the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad axis, central and local activity of GnRH, endocannabinoid and kisspeptin systems, and epigenetics.

3books edited

4chapters authored

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Epigenetic changes are heritable and reversible modifications that significantly affect gene expression without any change in DNA sequence. The epigenetic signature is remodelled during the lifespan as a direct consequence of both environment and lifestyle. Therefore, health or disease status strongly depends on epigenetic marks. This book summarizes the current knowledge in the field and includes chapters on epigenetics in plants and epigenetics in health and disease. It is written for a wide audience of basic and clinical scientists, teachers and students interested in gaining a better understanding of epigenetics.

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