Giulia Cimarelli, PhD

Konrad-Lorenz-Institut für Vergleichende Verhaltensforschung
AG Domestikation
Department für Integrative Biologie und Evolution
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
Dörfles 48
A-2115 Ernstbrunn

T +43 (1) 25077 2673
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ResearchGate 1

Main fields of research

  • Intra- and inter-specific social relationships
  • Canine social behavior
  • Genetics and epigenetics
  • Physiological parameters of stress/arousal
  • Interplay between emotions and learning

Teaching

  • Lecturer: Science in Veterinary Medicine – Foundation (University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna, Austria) SS2015-2016, WS2016-2017, SS2016-2017
  • Lecturer: Cognitive Ethology of Laboratory Animals (University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna, Austria) SS2016-2017
  • Co-lecturer: Canine Evolution, Behavior and Cognition (University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna, Austria) SS2015-2016, SS2016-2017, SS2017-2018
  • Co-lecturer: Seminar of Comparative Cognition (University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna, Austria) SS2015-2016, WS2016-2017, SS2016-2017, WS 2017-2018, SS2017-2018
  • Co-lecturer: Into Science: practical course in behavioral and cognitive sciences (University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna, Austria) WS2016-2017, WS2017-2018
  • Co-lecturer: Journal Club of Comparative Cognition (University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna, Austria) WS2016-2017, SS2016-2017, WS2017-2018, SS2017-2018

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2015–2018

PhD Degree in Biology, Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Austria. Thesis title: "Is the owner a dog's “best friend”? A behavioral, physiological and epigenetic analysis of the dog-owner relationship". Supervisors: Prof. Ludwig Huber, Dr. Zsófia Virányi

2012-2013

Erasmus exchange program: Behavior, Neurobiology and Cognition; Master of Science Degree Program, University of Vienna, Austria

2011-2014

Master's Degree in Behavioural Biology, University of Florence, Italy. M.Sc. Thesis: Analysing the mechanisms of dogs' comprehension of human pointing gesture. Supervisors: Dr. Zsófia Virányi, Prof. Francesco Dessí-Fulgheri, Prof. Laura Beani

2008-2011

Bachelor's Degree in Biology, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy. B.Sc. Thesis: Neurobehavioural analysis of the effects of chronic antidepressants treatment in mice. Supervisors: Prof. Enrico Alleva, Dr. Igor Branchi

2006-2008

Bachelor Studies in Philosophy, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy

2006

High School Diploma: Secondary school focusing on sciences (Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Informatics), “L.S.S. Primo Levi”, Rome, Italy

Positions / Research experience

2018–present

Post-doc researcher at the Wolf Science Center, Domestication Lab, Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria

2016–present

University assistant at the Messerli Research Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, University of Vienna, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

2015–2018

PhD candidate at the Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Austria. Title of the project: “Do dogs consider their owners their “best friends”? Evolutionary and developmental origins of the dog-human relationship: a behavioural, epigenetic and physiological analysis”.
(36 months)

2013–2015

Research assistant at the Messerli Research Institute, Vienna, Austria and at the Wolf Science Center, Erstbrunn, Austria (FWF/OTKA Project: “Genetics and epigenetics of wolf and dog social behavior”). (24 months)

2013

Exchange student Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent István University, Budapest, Hungary (OMAA/BMWF Project: “Epidemiological investigations on the prevalence of enteric and respiratory coronaviruses in dogs of Hungary and Austria”). (1 month)

2012–2013

MSc Internship Clever Dog Lab, Messerli Research Institute, Vienna (Austria). Do dogs follow human pointing gesture to a certain object or to a certain location? (WWTF Project: “The semantic of talking with eyes and gestures: the hormonal and cognitive underpinnings of comprehending cooperative intentional communication in domestic dogs and wolves”).
(12 months)

2011

BSc Internship Section of Behavioural Neuroscience, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), Rome, Italy. Project: Neurobehavioural analysis of the effects of chronic antidepressants treatment in mice. (7 months)

Publications

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