Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy
Dr Meccariello, got her Degree in Biology at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, and the Ph.D in
Comparative Endocrinology at the University of Padova, Italy, in 1997 and 2004 respectively. Currently, she
is Associate Professor of Biology at the Department of Movement and Wellness Sciences at Parthenope
University of Naples, Italy. She is an expert in biology of reproduction, spermatogenesis, hypothalamuspituitary-
gonad axis, central and local activity of GnRH, endocannabinoid and kisspeptin systems.
Scopus author ID: 6602795788;
ORCID author ID: orcid.org/0000-0003-2174-1118
Biology of reproduction; reproductive endocrinology; spermatogenesis; sperm quality; hypothalamus -
pituitary - gonad axis; endocannabinoids; kisspeptins; GnRH; endocrine disruptor chemicals; bisphenol A;
local regulation of testicular activity in vertebrates; gene expression; characterization of endocannabinoid
system and endocannabinoid activity in testis and hypothalamus; central and local activity of gonadotropin
releasing hormone (GnRH); crosstalk between endocannabinoids and GnRH system; GnRH and kisspeptin;
endocannabinoid system and sperm functions.