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Date and place of birth: November 28, 1952, Rome, Italy
Education
Highest degree: Second level degree in " Biological Sciences" (110/110 cum laude)
University of Parma, Italy Year conferred: 1974
Field of study: Cardiac Pathophysiology
Research and/or professional experience:
ACADEMIC POSITION
since 2001: Associate professor of Physiology, Dept. of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental
Sustainability, University of Parma, Italy
1980-2000: University Researcher, Department of Evolutionary and Functional Biology, Physiology
Section, University of Parma;
1975-79: Research Assistant, Institute of General Physiology, University of Parma;
ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Since 2017: Coordinator of the Department Quality Assurance Committee for Education and
Research
Since 2013: member of the PhD Committee of the PhD Program in "Molecular Medicine”; University
of Parma
2011-2016: Chairman of the second level degree in Biological Sciences (LM-6: Biology and
Biomedical Applications)
2000-2012: member of the PhD Committee of the PhD Program in "Systemic Physiopathology",
University of Parma;
2007-2013: member of the Scientific Committee for the Research Area 05 (Biological Sciences),
University of Parma;
1997-2000: Responsible of the "Socrates-Erasmus" project, Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and
Natural Sciences, University of Parma;
RESPONSIBILITIES IN RESEARCH PROJECTS
- Responsible for local research funds from University of Parma (FIL 2014-2016)
- Principal investigator of research grants from the Italian Ministry of University and Research (PRIN
2003-2005; FIL 2004; 2006-2007).
- Scientific coordinator of the Project: "Anti-arrhythmic characterization of CHF1024 in the
hypertrophic heart", in cooperation with Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. (2004-2005)
MEMBER OF THE OPERATIVE UNIT IN THE
- Research Program(PRIN 1997) Protocol 9705224541_010-Area 05 (24 months)
- Research Program(PRIN 1999). Protocol 9906217877_007- Area 06 (24 months)
- Research Program(PRIN 2000). Protocol MM06155542_003-Area 06 (24 months)
- Research Program(PRIN 2001). Protocol 2001068248_009-Area 06 (24 months)
- Research Program(PRIN 2005). Protocollo 2005062944_003-Area 06 (24 months)
- Research Program(PRIN 2007). Protocollo 2007AL2YNC_005-Area 05 (24 months).
- Research Program FIRB/MIUR 2001
- Reserach Project "PARIDE" 1999-2000 for the Intra-University Scientific Research of Excellence
- Research Program FIL 2005(EX 60%)
- Research Program FIL 2006 (EX 60%)

MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS
- Cardiomyocyte mechanics and intracellular calcium dynamics
- Cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmogenic mechanisms
- Morpho-functional remodelling and regenerative processes of ventricular myocardium, in diabetic cardiomyopathy and myocardial infarction.
- Cardioprotective role and mechanisms of action of natural or synthetized chemical species, in experimental models of diabetic cardiomyopathy.

SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
Member of the “Italian Society of Physiology” (SIF);
Member of the “Italian Society of Cardiovascular Research” (SIRC)
Member of the European Society for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (MEMBER OF COMMITTEES, SESSION ORGANIZER AND CHAIRMAN,
INVITED LECTURES)
- Session chairman and Organizer of “Cardiovascular Physiopathology”,in the XVIII National
Congress of the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Research (SIRC), Imola (Bologna),October 21-22,
2011
- Invited lecture on " Cardiac stem cell disease in diabetic cardiomyopathy: perpspectives for
preventing ventricular dysfunction", Department of Pathology and Immunology, University of
Geneva, CMU, Switzerland, May 20, 2010.
- Invited lecture on "Positive structural and electrical remodelling of the regenerated heart via
mobilization of cardiac progenitor cells, in a rat model of chronic myocardial infarction" Workshop:
Promises and Pitfalls of Stem Cell Research: An Update. PhD Program in " Medicina e Terapia
Sperimentale-University of Torino & BRITISH COUNCIL British-Italian Partnership Programme for
Young Researchers, November 5th 2009.
- Session chairman and Organizer of "Cardiac electrophysiology/function modulation”, in the XVI
National Congress of the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Research (SIRC), Imola (Bologna), October
29-31, 2009.
- Invited speaker and organizer of the Satellite Symposium SIF-SIRC "Myocardial regeneration in
degenerative cardiomyopathies”, National Congress of the Italian Physiological Society (SIF; Cagliari,
2008)
- Invited speaker and organizer of the Symposium SIC-SIRC on "The diabetic heart: mechanisms
underlying cardiac damage”, National Congress of the Italian Society of Cardiology (13-16 dicembre
2008, Roma)
- 2008-2013: Member of the Executive Committee of the "Società Italiana di ricerche
Cardiovascolari" – Italian Society of Cardiovascular Research (SIRC) (http://www.sirc-cardio.it)
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS
- Alan Crozier Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, USA;
- Prof. Giulio Gabbiani and Prof. Christine Chaponnier, Department of Pathology and Immunology,
University of Geneva, CMU, Switzerland
- Dr Adrian van Oosterom, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The
Netherlands.
- J. Koolhaas, Institute for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences, Department of Animal
Physiology,
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- Robert L. Lux, Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City,
Utah, USA
INVITED REVIEWER:
- American Journal Physiology
- Experimental Physiology
- Physiology and Behavior
- Cardiovascular Research
- PLoSONE
- Cardiovascular Diabetology
- Scientific Reports
- FEBS Letters
- Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
- International Journal of Food Sciences & Nutrition
- Nutrients
- Cell
- International Journal of Molecular Science
SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION
Source: SCOPUS (November 9, 2020) H-index=23
Author of 65 articles on international journals and 17 chapter in books

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

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014

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