Francesco Cappello received a degree with honor in medicine and surgery from the University of Palermo, Italy, in 1997, winning a prize for the best thesis. In 2002, he worked as a Specialist in anatomical pathology at the University of Palermo, Italy. From March 2001 to October 2010, he worked as “Ricercatore/Professore Aggregato” of human anatomy at the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Biology of the University of Palermo, Italy. Currently, he serves as “Professore Associato” of human anatomy at the School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Palermo, Italy. His research interests are in the role of molecular chaperones in tissue homeostasis and remodeling as well as in mesenchymal stem cells, cardiovascular diseases, human carcinogenesis, autoimmune diseases, exosomes, and microvesicles. Cappello is also the Chief of the Board of Professors of the Ph.D. course of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at the University of Palermo, Italy (www.unipa.it/asclepiade), the General Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology, Palermo, Italy (www.iemest.eu), Director of the Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Studies of the National Academy of Politics, Palermo, Italy (www.andp.it), and a Member of the Italian Society of Anatomy and Histology, American Association of Anatomists, Italian Society of Histochemistry, and Cell Stress Society International.
Biography Updated on 9 January 2013