Elisabetta Buommino was born in Naples, Italy, in 1967. She received her degree in biological sciences (summa cum laude) from the University of Naples Federico II in 1992 and her Ph.D. degree in microorganisms and environment from the Second University of Naples in 2000. In 2001, she received a postdoctoral grant of two years from the Second University of Naples. She obtained the title of “Microbiologist Expert” in 2000. She takes an active part in didactic activity of some postgraduate schools and teaching of microbiology and clinical microbiology at the Second University of Naples and Faculty of Medicine, University of Salerno. Presently, Buommino works as a Researcher at the Department of Experimental Medicine, Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology Section, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Second University of Naples (SSD MED07). Buommino has a national patent on a “New antitumoral isolate of Penicillium canescens.” She is coauthor of a chapter in a book entitled Cell Injury and Cell Death in Emergency Dermatology, Cambridge University Press, 2010. Her research activity is focused on the study of the complex interaction between microorganisms and host cell. In particular, she has analyzed the virulence bacterial factor, the molecular mechanism that supports bacterial adhesion, invasion and apoptosis, signals transduction and immunomodulation. Some of her other researches are on the study of natural molecules of microbial origin inhibiting the cell proliferation of different cell lines and cancer stem cells, but also able to counteract the adhesion and colonization of pathogenic microorganisms.
Biography Updated on 18 April 2011