Marco Milanese was born in Alessandria, Italy, on September 9, 1979. He joined the academic staff at the Pharmacology and Toxicology Unit of the Department of Pharmacy, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, in 2012, as a Research Associate. Milanese obtained his B.S. degree in chemical and pharmaceutical technologies from the same university in 2005. In 2008, he served as a Visiting Scientist at the MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. Then, Milanese obtained the Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the Ph.D. School of Molecular and Clinical Experimental Medicine and Biology, University of Genoa, in 2009. Then, he was enrolled as a Postdoc Fellow in the Department of Experimental Medicine at the same university from 2009 to 2012. The scientific activity of Milanese is documented by several papers on international peer-reviewed journals and is mainly focused on various aspects of the neuronal transmission in the central nervous system: mechanisms of neurotransmitter release, role of intra-/extracellular calcium current in exocytosis, role of presynaptic proteins in regulating the mobilization of synaptic vesicles during exocytotic events, and related mechanisms; modulation of neurotransmitter release by presynaptic functional proteins such as receptors, transporters (homo- and heterocarriers), ion channels, pharmacological characterization, physiological and pathological implication, and molecular mechanisms; in vitro studies of astrocyte neurotransmitter release and related mechanisms; study of glutamatergic neurotransmission and excitotoxicity in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis by in vivo and in vitro models and related mechanisms; study of alterations in glutamate and GABA release in different animal models of neurological disorders and related mechanisms; and study of changes in the release of glutamate and GABA as a result of stressing conditions and/or after antidepressant drug treatments and related mechanisms.
Biography Updated on 22 November 2013