Guida Stefania Ricercatore tempo determinato tipo bMedicineMED/35 – Malattie cutanee e veneree




Dr Stefania Guida is a Medical Doctor, Board-certified Dermatologist, PhD in Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at UNISR and a Doctor at the Unit of Clinical Dermatology HSR, having Prof. Rongioletti as a chairman.

Dr Guida has an expertise on the most advanced diagnostic techniques employed in Dermatology, among which dermoscopy, viderodermatoscopy (the so called “mole mapping”) and confocal laser microscopy, after spending almost 10 years at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, a referral center for these techniques. She published on some of the most important journals in Dermatology the findings of her research focused on risk factors for skin cancers (above all on the role of polymorphisms of MC1R - melanocortin-1 receptor -, the main gene involved in pigmentary traits in Human) as well as criteria for early diagnosis of skin cancers. Additionally, Dr Guida contributed to innovations in the field of photoaging and she supported from the scientific point of view the role of Dermatologists in Cosmetology, thanks to her international network.




  • “UCB scholarship” to participate at the 30th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV), virtual 29.09-02.10.2021
  • Bando FAR impulso 2020 UNIMORE to support the research
  • Scholarship EADV” to participate at the 28th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV), Madrid (Spain) 9-13.10.2019.
  • Eli Lilly Restrictive Grant” to participate at the 26th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV), Geneve (Switzerland) 13-17.09.2017.
  • Certificate of merit for research. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Modena (Italy) November 28, 2016.
  • Sidemast (Italian Society of medical, surgical, aesthetic Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases) award for the best scientific publications 2015. Roma (Italy) March 18, 2016.
  • Honors for specialization. Bari (Italy) May 14, 2015
  • Oral presentation award: Studio sui processi di proliferazione cellulare e metastatizzazione in nuove linee cellulari di melanoma. Skin cancer: HOT TOPICS 2012. Firenze (Italy) October 18 – 19, 2012 (
  • Honors for graduation. Bari (Italy) October 27, 2009.


Member of Dermatologic Societies:

  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)
  • Società Italiana Dermatologia medica, chirurgica ed estetica e delle malattie sessualmente trasmesse (SIDeMaST)
  • International Dermoscopy Society (IDS)
  • Intergruppo Melanoma Italiano (IMI)
  • Associazione di Dermatologia Pediatrica (ADP)


  1. Guida S, Ciardo S, De Pace B, De Carvalho N, Farnetani F, Pezzini C, Chester J, Shaniko K, Manganelli M, Guida G, Pellacani G. Atrophic and hypertrophic skin photoaging and melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R): the missing link. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021;84:187-190.
  2. Guida S, Pellacani G, Cesinaro AM, Moscarella E, Argenziano G, Farnetani F, Bonamonte D, Longo C. Spitz naevi and melanomas with similar dermoscopic pattern: can confocal microscopy differentiate? Br J Dermatol 2016;174:610-6.
  3. Guida S, Farnetani F, De Pace B, Kaleci S, Chester J, Stanganelli I, Ciardo S, De Carvalho N, Longo C, Pellacani G. Flat-pigmented facial lesions without highly specific melanocytic dermoscopy features: the role of dermoscopic globules and dots in differential diagnosis with corresponding reflectance confocal microscopy substrates. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2020;34:e153-e156.
  4. Guida S, Guida G, Goding CR. MC1R Functions, Expression, and Implications for Targeted Therapy. J Invest Dermatol. 2022 Feb;142(2):293-302.e1.
  5. Guida S, Pellacani G, Ciardo S, Longo C. Reflectance Confocal Microscopy of Aging Skin and Skin Cancer. Dermatol Pract Concept. 2021;11:e2021068.
  6. Guida S, Arginelli F, Farnetani F, Ciardo S, Bertoni L, Manfredini M, Zerbinati N, Longo C, Pellacani G. Clinical Applications of In Vivo and Ex Vivo Confocal Microscopy. Applied Sciences 2021; 11:1979
  7. Guida S, Alma A, Shaniko K, Chester J, Ciardo S, Proietti I, Giuffrida R, Zalaudek I, Manfredini M, Longo C, Farnetani F, Pellacani G. Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Clearance after Medical Treatment Detected with Noninvasive Skin Imaging: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cancers. 2022; 14(12):2836
  8. Guida S, Longhitano S, Ardigò M, Pampena R, Ciardo S, Bigi L, Mandel VD, Vaschieri C, Manfredini M, Pezzini C, Arginelli F, Farnetani F, Zerbinati N, Longo C, Pellacani G. Dermoscopy, confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography features of main inflammatory and autoimmune skin diseases: A systematic review. Australas J Dermatol. 2022;63:15-26.
  9. Guida S, Ciardo S, De Pace B, De Carvalho N, Peccerillo F, Manfredini M, Farnetani F, Chester J, Kaleci S, Manganelli M, Guida G, Pellacani G. The influence of MC1R on dermal morphological features of photo-exposed skin in women revealed by reflectance confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography. Exp Dermatol. 2019;28:1321-1327
  10. Maida I, Zanna P, Guida S, Ferretta A, Cocco T, Palese LL, Londei P, Benelli D, Azzariti A, Tommasi S, Guida M, Pellacani G, Guida G. Translational control mechanisms in cutaneous malignant melanoma: the role of eIF2α. J Transl Med. 2019;17:20.
  11. Longhitano S, Pampena R, Guida S, De Pace B, Ciardo S, Chester J, Longo C, Farnetani F, Pellacani G.

In vivo confocal microscopy: The role of comparative approach in patients with multiple atypical nevi. Exp Dermatol. 2020;29:945-952.

  1. Ciardo S, Pezzini C, Guida S, Del Duca E, Ungar J, Guttman-Yassky E, Manfredini M, Farnetani F, Longo C, Pellacani G. A plea for standardization of confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography parameters to evaluate physiological and para-physiological skin conditions in cosmetic science. Exp Dermatol. 2021; 30:911-922
  2. Guida S, Pellacani G, Bencini PL. Picosecond laser treatment of atrophic and hypertrophic surgical scars: In vivo monitoring of results by means of 3D imaging and reflectance confocal microscopy. Skin Res Technol. 2019;25:896-902.
  3. Haddad S, Galadari H, Patil A, Goldust M, Al Salam S, Guida S. Evaluation of the biostimulatory effects and the level of neocollagenesis of dermal fillers: a review. Int J Dermatol. 2022 Oct;61(10):1284-1288.
  4. Guida S, Bencini PL, Manganoni AM, Gianotti R, Lospalluti L, Greco P, Pellacani G, Farnetani F. Recurrence  of melanocytic lesions after laser treatment: benign versus malignant upon dermoscopy. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017;31:e526-e528

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