Francesco Cipollone was born in 1965 and graduated in medicine in 1990 at the University of Chieti, Pescara, Italy, with distinctions. He specialized in gastroenterology in 1994. In 1996-1997, he trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Human Molecular Biology and Genetics, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) with Stephen Prescott. In 1998, he was a Visiting Fellow at The General Clinical Research Center, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA). From 2000 to 2003, he was an Assistant Professor, and in 2003, he was an Associate Professor in internal medicine at the G. d'Annunzio University Foundation. From 2002 to 2007, he was an Associate Program Director of Clinical Research Center, Center of Excellence on Aging, G. d'Annunzio University Foundation, Chieti, Italy. In 2007, he became the Head of the European Center of Excellence on Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia, G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti (Italy). He is a (co)author of more than 100 papers, and more than 60 are published in international peer-reviewed journals. His interests are in the field of cardiovascular pathology, in particular ischemic cardiopathy, cerebral stroke, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, and molecular mechanisms of atherosclerotic plaque instability. He has received numerous awards, including the award from the European Society of Cardiology, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, the Italian Society for the Study of Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis, and the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Research.
Biography Updated on 18 January 2012