Chiara Riganti in 2002 graduated in medicine from the University of Torino, Italy, and between 2002 and 2006, she served as a Research Fellow at the Department of Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Torino, Italy. In 2006, she became a postgraduate at the School of Specialization in Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Torino, Italy, and between 2006 and 2009, she served as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Torino, Italy. Since 2009, she has been serving as a tenured Assistant Professor of biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Torino, Italy. In 2010, she worked as a Visiting Scientist at Institut Cochin (Laboratoire de Biologie de l’endothelium cerebrale), Université René Descartes, Paris. In 2011, she worked as a Visiting Scientist at Weizmann Institute of Science (Department of Molecular Genetics), Rehovot, Israel. In 2002, she received a Fellowship “Dott. Teresio Davide Zenone” for graduate students in Medicine; between 2003 and 2006, she worked on the Italian Ministry of Health Fellowship for postgraduate students; in 2005, she received the Italian Society of Biochemistry (SIB) Award for young investigators; in 2011, she obtained the De Benedetti Foundation-Cherasco Award for the Torino-Weizmann Collaborative Program: Scientific Cooperation and Exchange and in the same year, she received the AICC/ECTS (Italian Assicoation for Cells Culture/Italian branch of the European Tissue Culture Society) Award. Her research topics include (i) molecular basis of genesis and reversion of multidrug resistance (MDR) in human cancer cells: role of nitric oxide, oxidative stress, pH, hypoxia, intracellular iron, and calcium; (ii) the role of drugs targeting cholesterol synthesis in the reversion of MDR in human cancer cells; (iii) molecular basis of chemo- and immunoresistance/immunotolerance in human tumors; (iv) nanoparticles-based strategy to reverse MDR.
Biography Updated on 8 March 2012