Letizia Rasica, PhD

Letizia Rasica

Postdoctoral Associate

Faculty of Kinesiology

Media contacts

Leanne Yohemas - Director, Communications and Marketing, Faculty of Kinesiology. 

 

Background

Educational Background

PhD Integrative Biomedical Research, University of Milan, Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, 2019

MSc Science, Technique and Teaching of Sport , University of Milan, Faculty of Sport Science, 2014

BPE Physical education, Sport and Health , University of Milan, Faculty of Sport Science, 2012

Biography

Dr. Rasica's scientific research experience started with the internship at the Laboratory of Physiopathology of Exercise, Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology, National Research Council, Segrate (MI), Italy. After gaining a master's degree, she continued in the academic field completing a PhD in Integrative Biomedical Research.

Research

Areas of Research

Functional evaluation of oxidative metabolism
Activities

Dr. Rasica's research areas are mainly focused on exercise physiology and energetic metabolisms, in particular, mechanisms of regulation of muscular oxygen delivery and utilization in different conditions. During her PhD, she investigated the effects of dietary nitrate supplementation on different populations like adolescents with obesity, in healthy subjects and in different conditions including hypoxic environment. Dr. Rasica's main postdoctoral research project aims to investigate cardiovascular function at rest and during exercise in young and older individuals. 

Publications

  • Fitness level- and sex-related differences in macro- and micro-vascular responses during reactive hyperemia. . Rasica L, Inglis EC, Iannetta D, Soares RN, Murias JM. . Med Sci Sports Exerc . (2021)
  • Peripheral impairments of oxidative metabolism after a 10-day bed rest are upstream of mitochondrial respiration. . Zuccarelli L, Baldassarre G, Magnesa B, Degano C, Comelli M, Gasparini M, Manferdelli G, Marzorati M, Mavelli I, Pilotto A, Porcelli S, Rasica L, Simunic B, Pisot R, Narici M, Grassi B.. J Physiol 599(21). 4813-4829. (2021)
  • Beet on Alps: Time-course changes of plasma nitrate and nitrite concentrations during acclimatization to high-altitude. . Rasica L, Porcelli S, Limper U, Mrakic-Sposta S, Mazzolari R, Gelmini F, Beretta G, Marzorati M.. Nitric Oxide 107. 66–72. (2021)
  • Effects of acute and sub-acute hypobaric hypoxia on oxidative stress: a field study in the Alps.. Mrakic-Sposta S, Gussoni M, Dellanoce C, Marzorati M, Montorsi M, Rasica L, Pratali L, D'Angelo G, Martinelli M, Bastiani L, Di Natale L, Vezzoli A. . Eur J Appl Physiol 121(1). 297–306. (2021)
  • Biomechanical and metabolic aspects of backward (and forward) running on uphill gradients: another clue towards an almost inelastic rebound. Rasica L, Porcelli S, Minetti AE, Pavei G.. Eur J Appl Physiol . (2020)
  • Effect of Acute Nitrite Infusion on Contractile Economy and Metabolism in Isolated Skeletal Muscle in Situ During Hypoxia. Porcelli S, Rasica L, Ferguson BS, Kavazis AN, McDonald J, Hogan MC, Grassi B, Gladden LB. . J Physiol . Jun; 598(12):2371-2384. (2020)
  • Effects of Different Training Interventions on the Recovery of Physical and Neuromuscular Performance After a Soccer Match. Trecroci A, Porcelli S, Perri E, Pedrali M, Rasica L, Alberti G, Longo S, Iaia FM. J Strength Cond Res. (2019)
  • New On-Water Test for the Assessment of Blood Lactate Response to Exercise in Elite Kayakers. Pilotto AM, Rasica L, Scalise G, Annoni S, La Torre A, Marzorati M, Porcelli S. Med Sci Sports Exerc . (2019)
  • Ergogenic effects of beetroot juice supplementation during severe-intensity exercise in obese adolescents. Rasica L, Porcelli S, Marzorati M, Salvadego D, Vezzoli A, Agosti F, De Col A, Tringali G, Jones AM, Sartorio A, Grassi B. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 315(3) . R453-R460. (2018)
  • Triggered Intravoxel Incoherent Motion MRI for the Assessment of Calf Muscles Perfusion during Isometric Exercise. Mastropietro M, Porcelli S, Cadioli M, Rasica L, Scalco E, Gerevini S, Marzorati M, Rizzo G.. NMR Biomed 31(6):e3922. (2018)
  • Comparison between slow components of HR and V̇O2 kinetics: functional significance. Zuccarelli L, Porcelli S, Rasica L, Marzorati M, Grassi B. Med Sci Sports Exerc 50(8) . 1649-1657. (2018)
  • Commentary on viewpoint: Principles, insights and potential pitfalls of the non-invasive determination of muscle oxidative capacity by near-infrared spectroscopy. Porcelli S, Rasica L, Marzorati M. J Appl Physiol 1;124(1). 249-255. (2018)
  • Effects of a Short-Term high-Nitrate Diet on Exercise Performance. Porcelli S, Pugliese L, Reich E, Pavei G, Bonato M, Montorsi M, LaTorre A, Rasica L, Marzorati M. Nutrient 8. E534. (2016)
  • Commentaries on Viewpoint: Can elite athletes benefit from dietary nitrate supplementation? . Porcelli S, Bellistri G, Pugliese L, Rasica L, Marzorati M, Pavei G.. J Appl Physiol 119. 762-769. (2015)
  • Aerobic fitness affects the exercise performance responses to nitrate supplementation. Porcelli S, Ramaglia M, Bellistri G, Pavei G, Pugliese L, Montorsi M, Rasica L, Marzorati M. Med Sci Sports Exerc 7(8). 1643-51. (2015)