Electrical Engineering Student

Cecilia Bove, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D, Neuroscience, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
  • M.S., Medical Biotechnology, Università degli studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
  • B.S., Biotechnology, Università degli studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy


  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Molecular Biology

Research Interests

  • Identifying mechanisms of disease in the brain-gut axis
  • Using rats to characterize long-term adverse drug reactions to Fluoroquinolones

Recent Publications

  • Cannizzaro, D.N., Naughton, L.F., Freeman, M.Z., Martin, L., Bennett, C.L. and Bove, C., 2021. A New Criterion for Fluoroquinolone-Associated Disability Diagnosis: Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. Medicina, 57(12), p.1371.
  • Freeman, M.Z., Cannizzaro, D.N., Naughton, L.F. and Bove, C., 2021. Fluoroquinolones-Associated Disability: It Is Not All in Your Head. NeuroSci, 2(3), pp.235-253.
  • Bove C, Coleman FH, Travagli RA. Characterization of the Basic Membrane Properties of Neurons of the Rat Dorsal Motor Nucleus of the Vagus in Paraquat-Induced Models of Parkinsonism. Neuroscience. 2019 Oct 15;418:122-132. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2019.08.048. Epub 2019 Sep 3. PMID: 31491501; PMCID: PMC6878173.
  • Bove C, Anselmi L, Travagli RA. Altered gastric tone and motility response to brain-stem dopamine in a rat model of parkinsonism. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2019 Jul 1;317(1):G1-G7. doi: 10.1152/ajpgi.00076.2019. Epub 2019 May 1. PMID: 31042398; PMCID: PMC6689734.
  • Anselmi L, Bove C, Coleman FH, Le K, Subramanian MP, Venkiteswaran K, Subramanian T, Travagli RA. Ingestion of subthreshold doses of environmental toxins induces ascending Parkinsonism in the rat. NPJ Parkinsons Dis. 2018 Sep 27;4:30. doi: 10.1038/s41531-018-0066-0. PMID: 30302391; PMCID: PMC6160447.