Prof.

SGOIFO Andrea

Professore di I fascia
Full time Equivalent: 
1
Settore scientifico disciplinare
FISIOLOGIA (BIO/09)
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Andrea Sgoifo è professore ordinario di Fisiologia all’Università di Parma, dove è presidente del Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Scienze Biomediche Traslazionali ed è direttore del Laboratorio di Fisiologia dello Stress. E’ stato invited professor o invited scientist presso diverse istituzioni accademiche internazionali, tra le quali UPMC-Sorbonne (Paris, Francia), Univ. di Lausanne EPFL (Svizzera), Univ. di Newcastle (Australia), Univ. di Sao Paulo (Brasile), Univ. di Ulm (Germania), Univ. di Groningen (Paesi Bassi), Univ. di Valencia (Spagna). Ha ricevuto tre premi in congressi scientifici internazionali per la sua attività di ricerca. E’ membro del comitato editoriale di diverse riviste scientifiche internazionali. Ha al suo attivo 114 articoli scientifici su riviste internazionali, un H index di 36 e oltre 5000 citazioni. Ha contribuito alla divulgazione scientifica, collaborando con Superquark (Rai1), Radio24, Le Scienze e Repubblica.

PERSONAL DATA

- Born in Udine (Italy), 3 August 1962

 

PRESENT APPOINTMENT

- Full Professor of Physiology, Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, University of Parma (since 2020).

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

- MS in Biological Sciences (Univ. of Parma, 110/110 cum laude, 1987).

- PhD in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology (Univ. of Milano, 1994).

- Post-doc grant, Behavioral Physiology (Univ. of Groningen, NL, 1996-98).

- Assistant professor, Univ. of Parma (1998-2005).

- Associate professor, Univ. of Parma (2005-2020)

 

PRESENT TEACHING

- General Physiology 2, Bachelor degree in Biology, University of Parma (6 credits)

- Psychobiology, Master degree in Tranlational Biomedical Sciences, University of Parma (6 credits)

- Stress Psychobiology, Master degree in Psychobiology & Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Parma (8 credits)

 

INVITED SCIENTIST

University of Newcastle (Australia), School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, December 2013 – January 2014.

University of Sao Paulo (Brasil), School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, June-July 2017.

 

VISITING PROFESSOR

- University of Lausanne-EPFL (Swi, March 2011)

- University Sorbonne-Pierre & Marie Curie – Paris (FR, April 2013 and September 2016)

- University of Lille (France, March 2003)

- University of Groningen (NL, December 2004, December 2006, July 2015, February 2019)

- University of Amsterdam (NL, September 2007)

- University of Ulm (GER, April 2016, April 2017)

- University of Regensburg (GER, November 2010)

- University of Newcastle (AUS, December 2013 – January 2014)

- University of Sydney (AUS, December 2013)

- University of Sao Paulo (BR, June-July 2017)

- University of Valencia (Spain, May 2003, July 2005, July 2006, July 2007, July 2008, May 2011)

- University of Milano (June and December 2007, December 2008, April 2010, October 2011, November 2012, October 2013)

- University of Bologna (September 2008 and December 2018)

- Humanitas Clinical Institute, International Medical School – Milano (IT, May 2013)

- University of Roma-La Sapienza (May 2018)

 

SCIENTIFIC AWARDS

- Presentation Award (1st prize), 8th Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression (Swansea, UK, 88);

- L. Bertocchi Prize" for the best MS thesis of Parma University in Animal Behavior Sciences (Parma, Italy, 89);

- Diploma for Excellent Scientific Presentation, XVII Meeting of the International Society for Heart Research (Bologna, Italy, 96);

- Best poster presentation, International Congress on "Depression: brain causes, body consequences" (London, UK, 2007).

 

 

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER of 28 international scientific journals, among which:

- Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (since 2014)

- Scientific Reports (since 2016)

- Stress. The International Journal on the Biology of Stress (since 2011)

- Physiology & Behavior (since 2008)

- PLoS One (since 2014, also academic editor)

- Frontiers in Integrative Physiology (since 2011)

- Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine (since 2014)

- Heart & Mind (since 2016)

- American Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health (since 2017)

- American Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology (since 2017)

- Anxiety & Depression Journal (since 2017)

- Journal of Environmental Science and Public Health (since 2017)

 

CHIEF EDITOR of 6 special issues of international scientific journals:

- “Social Stress: acute and long-term effects on physiology and behavior”, Physiology and Behavior vol.73-3, 2001

- “Social Stress”, Stress-The International Journal on the Biology of Stress, vol.5-1, 2002

- “Individual differences in behavior and physiology: causes and consequences”, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, vol.29-1, 2005

- “The inevitable link between heart and behavior: new insights from biomedical research and implications for clinical practice”, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, vol.33-2, 2009

- “Stress, behavior and the heart”, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, vol.74-B, 2017

- “Social stress: psychological and psychosomatic implications” Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, September 2020

 

RESEARCH KEY WORDS

Stress, chronic social stress, biological stress markers, anxiety, depression, coping styles, social behavior, stress contagion, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis, cortisol, sympathetic-adrenomedullary system, autonomic nervous system, heart rate variability, vagus, cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, arrhythmias, endocannabinoids, miRNA, IoT for driver stress, EMDR-based psychotherapy

 

ARTICLES IN INTERNATIONAL PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

(Source: Scopus, June 2021)

N. articles: 114

H index: 36

Overall citations: 5058

 

RESEARCH KEY WORDS

Stress, chronic social stress, biological stress markers, anxiety, depression, coping styles, social behavior, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis, sympathetic-adrenomedullary system, autonomic nervous system, heart rate variability, cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, arrhythmias, endocannabinoids

 

Venerdì dalle 9.00 alle 10.00

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

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014

Docente tutor

Docente di riferimento

Altri incarichi

Vice Direttore del dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, della Vita e della Sostenibilità Ambientale (Università di Parma, 2020-2023)

Presidente del CdS magistrale in Scienze Biomediche Traslazionali (Università di Parma, 2017-2023)

Membro della commissione didattica di dipartimento (2017-2023)

Coordinatore dell'Unità dipartimentale di Biologia Evolutiva e Fuinzionale

 

Linee di ricerca

Research activity in the Stress Physiology Lab is mainly focused on the biological substrates of depression/anxiety and autonomic/cardiovascular dysfunction comorbidity. This topic is approached via preclinical research on animal models of depression (based on adverse social conditions) and anxiety (based on lines selectively bred). Proendocannabinoid pharmacological treatment (FAAH inhibition) is tested to verify its pevention/reversal potential over behavioral and physiological symptoms of anxiety/depression as well as over autonomic/cardiovascular dysfunction. The final goal is to implement new molecules that allow to successfully treat this comorbidity. Part of the lab research activity is also devoted to the implementation and use of a kit of parameters (neuroendocrine, autonomic, psychological and behavioral) that allows to evaluate the effectiveness of non-pharmacological stress relief interventions in different human populations.

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Contatti

Telefono
905625
Ubicazione dell'ufficio

Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, della Vita e della Sostenibilità Ambientale - Stress Physiology Lab

Plesso di Bioscienze, Parco Area delle Scienze 11/a - 43124 Parma