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David Baracchi, PhD.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (RTDb)

Dipartimento di Biologia, Università degli Studi di Firenze,
via Madonna del Piano 6, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
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2018 Montalcini Research Fellow (RTDb), Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy. Teaching & Lab leader 

2018 Habilitation (Associate Professor, Sector Bio-05)

2015-18 Post-doctoral Researcher, Université Paul Sabatier III, CNRS, Toulouse, France Prof Martin Giurfa’s Lab

2015-18 Post-doctoral Researcher, Université Paris13, Paris, France, Prof Patrizia d’Ettorre’s Lab

2013-15 Marie Curie Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London, UK. Prof Lars Chittka‘s Lab

2013 Teaching assistant, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy.

2012 Cultore della materia (zoologia), Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy.


2012: PhD in Ethology and Animal Ecology, University of Florence.  Advisor: Prof Stefano Turillazzi

2007: Master’s Degree in Behavioural Biology, University of Florence. Honours summa cum laude. Advisors: Prof Stefano Turillazzi

2005: Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, University of Florence. Honours summa cum laude. Advisors: Prof Stefano Turillazzi


2017-20 Rita Levi Montalcini Programme fellowship (€214,173)

2013-15 Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship IEF (€221,606)

2009-12 PhD scholarship awarded by the Italian Ministry of Research and Education


Animal Behaviour, Animal Cognition, Apidologie, Arthropod-Plant Interactions, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, BioMed Research International, BMC Ecology, Behavioural Processes, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Contribution to Zoology, Current Zoology, Ethology, Ethology Ecology & Evolution, FEMS Microbiology Letters, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, F1000Research, Journal of Chemical Ecology, Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of Insect Behaviour, Journal of Insect Physiology, Molecular Ecology, Naturwissenschaften, PLOSONE, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences, Royal Society Open Science, Scientific Reports, Toxicon, Tropical Zoology, ZooKeys.

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