November 1986: Degree in Medicin and Surgery, Parma University, summa cum laude. December 1989: Specialization in Immunology and Allergology, Parma University, maximum score. November 1990: Prize for the best young researcher of Italian Society for Internal Medicine. October 1994: PhD in Cardiovascular Physiopathology in Rome University “La Sapienza”. March 1995: Prize for young researcher of the Italian group against Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. January 1996: Post-Doc in Internal Medicine, Parma University. November 2001: Position as Researcher in Internal Medicine, Parma University, and Case manager for clinical activity in Dept. of Medicine 1 (AO Parma). May 2010: Position as Researcher in Internal Medicine at the Dept. of Pharmacological and Biological Sciences, and Applied Chemistries, now Dept. of Pharmacy, Parma University.
Dr. Ronda has done research activity, since before degree, studying intracellular energy metabolism and hydro-electrolyte balance during renal and respiratory failure, with a stage at Karolinska Institutet of Stockholm (Sweden). Later, during her PhD and as a researcher, Dr. Ronda studied the physiologic and pathologic interactions between the immune system and endothelium; the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of autoimmune diseases and the mechanisms and adverse effects of pharmacological therapies; the effects of natural and pathologic antibodies on fibroblasts and tubular cells; the pathogenetic mechanisms of atherosclerosis linked to immunity and cholesterol metabolism and the pharmacologic effects of various drugs on these processes. Dr. Ronda has carried out a number of teaching activities, in internal medicine, pharmacology, and basic science for university courses students, PhD students, and professionals attending Specialization courses. As a clinician, between 2001 and 2010, Dr. Ronda has done clinical activity in an Internal medicine unit, taking care of in- and out-patients with various pathologies, including autoimmune diseases and nephropaties.