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1998 MSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, University of Parma

2002 PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, University of Pavia

Professional career         

2001-2012      Researcher, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Parma, Italy

2001 Visiting research fellow, Institut de Chimie Thérapeutique, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in the research group directed by Prof. Bernard Testa

2004  Visiting research fellow, CNR-Institute of Molecular Sciences and Technologies (CNR-ISTM), Padua, Italy, in the research group directed by Dr. Piero Traldi

2007 Visiting research fellow, Department of Pharmacology, University of California Irvine (UCI), Irvine, CA, USA, in the research group directed by Prof. Daniele Piomelli

2012-present  Associate Professor, Food and Drug Department, University of Parma, Italy

Main research interests

Study of structure-activity (SAR) and structure-property (SPR) relationships on pharmacologically active compounds with a particular focus on the investigation of physico-chemical (ionization, lipophilicity, solubility) and in vitro ADME profiles for the in vivo pharmacokinetic optimization of lead candidates. Drug metabolite identification and characterization of covalent drug-protein conjugates by high resolution liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) and high-resolution mass spectrometry (HR-MS).

Research Areas: modulators of endocannabinoid- and fatty acid ethanolamide-mediated signaling, with particular focus on small molecule inhibitors of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase (FAAH), Monoacylglycerolipase (MGL) and N-acylethanolamine acid amidase (NAAA), as novel antinflammatory, anti-neurodegenerative and anti-depressive-like agents. 

Anti-proliferative and anti-angiogenetic agents with particular focus on the characterization of novel covalent inhibitors of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) and to the characterization, SPR and in vivo PK investigation of non-peptide small molecule antagonists of the Eph-ephrin system, as novel anticancer therapeutics.

Available from Mon to Fri during office hours. Please send an e-mail to arrange a meeting.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2024/2025

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016


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Campus Scienze e Tecnologie - Padiglione 08 - Plesso di Farmacia
Parco Area delle Scienze, 27/A
43124 PARMA