Carlo Ventura was born on May 29, 1958. He received both his M.D. degree and specialization in cardiology from the School of Medicine of the University of Bologna, Italy. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry in 1990 from the same university. He was a Researcher at the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science (LCS), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Baltimore, Md, USA from 1988 to 1992. In the same laboratory, he continued to perform repeated periods of research up to 1994. He has been a Researcher (1990–2000), an Associate Professor (2000), and then a Full Professor of biochemistry (2000–2003) at the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Sassari, Italy. Since November 28, 2003, he is a Full Professor of molecular biology at the School of Medicine of the University of Bologna, Italy. He is actually the Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Stem Cell Engineering, of the National Institute of Biostructures and Biosystems (NIBB), at the Cardiovascular Department of the School of Medicine of University of Bologna, Italy. Moreover, he is the Chief of the NIBB Division of Bologna, including the NIBB Research Units of Firenze, Pisa, and Siena, Italy. He is also Director of the Bioscience Institute, a GMP Cell Factory recently established in the Republic of San Marino.
Biography Updated on 1 May 2015