Cecilia Giulivi, Ph.D.

Cecilia Giulivi, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine; Member of the MIND Institute; member of the UC Davis Cancer Center 
3009 VM3B
Davis, CA 95616



Phone:  530-752-1038
E-mail:  cgiulivi@ucdavis.edu 

Dr. Giulivi joined the University of California, Davis in 2004 as an Associate Professor and since 2007 as a Professor. She has been a member of the MIND Institute since 2011. Dr. Giulivi has a strong background and experience in the area of mitochondria bioenergetics and free radical biochemistry. This is reflected in more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals in the chemistry-biochemistry field of mitochondria and free radicals. She worked on mitochondrial biochemistry since her undergraduate years, and more recently, her focus has been at understanding the underlying mechanisms that result in dysfunction of mitochondria in several pathophysiological situations such as autism, essential amino acid deficiency, type-2 diabetes, fragile X, and Huntington’s disease.

After receiving her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Buenos Aires in 1989, Dr. Giulivi went on to do a post doc at the University of Southern California. After completing research there in the department of Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology she was promoted to the position of Assistant Professor. She then moved to the University of Minnesota in 1998 to serve as an Associate Professor in their Department of Chemistry, before moving here to UC Davis in 2004. 

Dr. Giulivi has been a Member of Executive Board for Mitochondria in Physiology and a Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine since 2004. In 2011 she was appointed as a Reviewer in the Medical Research Council, as well as ad-hoc reviewer for several NIH study sections including MIST, NGDB, and others. Previously she has served on the council for the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine Research. She received Autism Science’s Top 10 Achievement Award for 2010, for groundbreaking work on identifying mitochondrial dysfunction in children with autism. 


Biochemistry (professional degree), University of Buenos Aires, 1985; Summa Cum Laude.
Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, 1989

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