Dr. Lucilla Dolzani

Curriculum vitae

Address: Department of Life Sciences,
University of Trieste,
via Giorgieri, 1,
34127 Trieste, Italy

Phone: +39 040 558 8623

Fax:+39 040 9828012

email: ldolzani@units.it

PERSONAL DATA. Born in Trieste, Italy, in 1956. Married, with two children.

EDUCATION. 1979, Degree in Pharmacy, University of Trieste, Italy; 1979, Professional License; 1983, degree in Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Trieste, Italy.

POSITION. Since 1994 Assistant professor at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste

TEACHING EXPERIENCE. She teached many courses at the Faculty of Medicine (1994-1996) and at the Faculty of Science (1994-now) of the University of Trieste, including Laboratoty microbiology, Applied microbiology, General microbiology and Molecular basis of bacterial patogenicity.

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS. Her current research interests focus on two major topics, i.e the epidemiology of nosocomial infections and the diffusion of antimicrobial resistance determinants, particularly those carried by integrons. Her studies included topics on Staphylococcus aureus, Helicobacter pylori, Salmonella, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecalis, Burkholderia cepacia and Acinetobacter. Her interest for the latter bacterial genus included also taxonomy, bioflm production and methods for molecular typing.

PUBLICATIONS AND MEETINGS. She has published over 30 full papers in peer-reviewed international journals, including AAC, JCM, CMI, J Med Microbiol, EID and others. Over 80 communications on her research activity have been presented at scientific meetings.


Selected publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals

Dolzani, L., Tonin, E., Lagatolla, C. and Monti-Bragadin, C. (1994). Typing of Staphylococcus aureus by amplification of the 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer sequences. FEMS Microbiology Letters 119:167-174. Amsterdam.

Dolzani, L., Tonin, E., Lagatolla, C., Prandin, L. and Monti-Bragadin, C. (1995). Identification of Acinetobacter isolates in the A. calcoaceticus/ A. baumannii complex by restriction analysis of the 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer sequences. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 33:1108-1113. Washington.

Lagatolla, C., Dolzani, L., Tonin, E., Lavenia, A., Di Michele, M., Tommasini , T. and Monti-Bragadin, C. (1996). PCR ribotyping for characterizing Salmonella. isolates of different serotypes. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 34:2440-2443. Washington.

Lagatolla, C., Dolzani, L. and Monti-Bragadin, C. (1998). Characterization of the phenotype conferred by two different rpsL alleles coding for streptomycin dependence. New Microbiol. 21:105-111.

Lagatolla, C., Dolzani, L., Granzotto, M. and Monti-Bragadin, C. (1998). Genotoxic activity of 4-4'-5'-trimethylazapsoralen on plasmid DNA. Teratogenesis, Carcinogenesis and Mutagenesis, 18:239-248.

Lagatolla, C., Lavenia, A., Tonin, E., Monti-Bragadin, C. and Dolzani, L. (1998). Characterization of oligonucleotide probes for the identification of Acinetobacter spp., A. baumannii and Acinetobacter genomic species 3. Research in Microbiology 149:557-566.

Lagatolla C., Skerlavaj S., Dolzani L., Tonin E.A., Monti-Bragadin C., Bosco M., Rizzo R., Giglio L. and Cescutti P. (2002). “Microbiological characterisation of Burkholderia cepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients: investigation of the exopolysaccharides produced.” FEMS Microbiology Letters, 209:99-106. Amsterdam.

Gombac, F, Riccio, ML, Rossolini GM, Lagatolla, C, Tonin, E, Monti-Bragadin, C, Lavenia, A e Dolzani, L. (2002). Molecular Characterization of Integrons in Epidemiologically Unrelated Clinical Isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii from Italian Hospitals Reveals a Limited Diversity of Gene Cassette Arrays. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., 46:3665-3668

Lagatolla, C., Tonin, E., Monti-Bragadin, C., Dolzani, L., Gombac, F., Bearzi, C., Edalucci, E., Gionechetti, F. e. Rossolini, G.M. (2004). Endemic carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa with acquired metallo-beta-lactamase determinants in European hospital. Emerging Infectious Diseases 10, 535-538.

Dolzani, L., Rosato, M., Sartori, B., Banfi, E., Lagatolla, C., Predominato, M., Fabris, C., Tonin, E., Gombac, F., e Monti-Bragadin, C. (2004). Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates belonging to katG gyrA group 2 are associated with clustered cases of tuberculosis in Italian patients. Journal of Medical Microbiology 53, 155-159

Nemec, A., Dolzani, L., Brisse, S., van den Broek, P. and L. Dijkshoorn (2004). Diversity of aminoglycoside-resistance genes and their association with class 1 integrons among strains of pan-European Acinetobacter baumannii clones. Journal of Medical Microbiology 53, 1233-1240.

Benincasa M, Scocchi M, Podda E, Skerlavaj B, Dolzani L, Gennaro R. (2004). Antimicrobial activity of Bac7 fragments against drug-resistant clinical isolates.
Peptides 25(12):2055-2061.

Seifert H, Dolzani L, Bressan R, van der Reijden T, van Strijen B, Stefanik D, Heersma H, Dijkshoorn L. (2005). Standardization and interlaboratory reproducibility assessment of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis-generated fingerprints of Acinetobacter baumannii. J Clin Microbiol. 43(9):4328-35.

Lagatolla C, Edalucci E, Dolzani L, Riccio ML, De Luca F, Medessi E, Rossolini GM, Tonin EA. (2006). Molecular evolution of metallo-beta-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a nosocomial setting of high-level endemicity.
J Clin Microbiol. 44(7):2348-53.

Edalucci E, Spinelli R, Dolzani L, Riccio ML , Dubois V, Tonin E, Rossolini G e Lagatolla C. (2008). Acquisition of different carbapenem-resistance mechanisms by an epidemic clonal lineage of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 14: 88-90.

Gionechetti F., P. Zucca, F. Gombac, C. Monti-Bragadin, C. Lagatolla, E. Tonin, E. Edalucci, L.A. Vitali e L. Dolzani. (2008). Characterization of antimicrobial resistance and class 1 integrons in Enterobacteriaceae isolated from Mediterranean herring gulls (Larus cachinnans). Microbial Drug Resistance 14 (2):93-99.

Cian, R. Luzzati, M. L. Deiana, N. Ferrantelli, E. Tonin, C. Lagatolla e L. Dolzani. 2009. Colonization of the tip of a thoracic catheter by Enterococcus faecalis resistant to vancomycin and Linezolid. Journal of Medical Microbiology 58, 1118-1121.

Corich L., Dolzani L., Tonin E., Vitali L.A., Lagatolla C. (2010). Metallo-β-lactamase expression confers an advantage to Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates compared with other β-lactam resistance mechanisms, favoring the prevalence of metallo-β-lactamase producers in a clinical environment. Microbial Drug Resistance 16(3):223-230, ISSN: 1076-6294