In 2008 Stefania received the degree of Bachelor in Biological Sciences from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil. During her bachelor studies, Stefania was involved in research as an internship in the Laboratory of Neurochemistry and Psicopharmacology in PUCRS under supervision of Prof. Dr. Rosane Souza da Silva. Results of her internship were published in a related international journal:

Maternal caffeine intake affects acetylcholinesterase in hippocampus of neonate rats. da Silva RS, Richetti SK, da Silveira VG, Battastini AM, Bogo MR, Lara DR, Bonan CD. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2008 May-Jun;26(3-4):339-43. Epub 2008 Jan 5.

In 2010 Stefania received her Master degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology, from PUCRS, Brazil. Her thesis, entitled "Avaliação dos efeitos de compostos polifenólicos em parâmetros bioquímicos e no tratamento de déficits cognitivos associados à administração de escopolamina em Peixe zebra (Danio rerio)", resulted in three manuscripts, two already published.

Acetylcholinesterase activity and antioxidant capacity of zebrafish brain is altered by heavy metal exposure. Richetti SK, Rosemberg DB, Ventura-Lima J, Monserrat JM, Bogo MR, Bonan CD. Neurotoxicology. 2011 Jan;32(1):116-22. Epub 2010 Nov 11.

Quercetin and rutin prevent scopolamine-induced memory impairment in zebrafish. Richetti SK, Blank M, Capiotti KM, Piato AL, Bogo MR, Vianna MR, Bonan CD.Behav Brain Res. 2011 Feb 2;217(1):10-5. Epub 2010 Oct 1.

Since October 2010, she's been a member of the IGSDHD program. During the rotation period she worked at the laboratory of:

  • Prof. Maria Leptin, project: "Functional Analysis of different N-terminal tags for the transcription factor Snail"
  • Prof. Sigrun Korsching, project: "Studying the sensory role of a novel G-protein, Gv: Mutational and Behavioral analysis"
  • Prof. Matthias Hammerschmidt, project: "Analysis of centra formation in zebrafish"

Since May 2011, she's been working on her PhD project in the group of Prof. Hammerschmidt.