Mauro Pistello graduated in biological sciences and received the Ph.D. degree in virus immunobiology from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 1993. From 1993 to 2001, he has been an Assistant Professor and later an Associated Professor in microbiology and clinical microbiology at the Medical School, University of Pisa. His main research interests include natural history, pathogenesis, vaccination against lentivirus infections, the use of lentiviral vectors for gene therapy and vaccination, hepatitis C virus, and TT virus. In 1996, he was awarded the “Best Young Italian Researcher for AIDS Studies” by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. He is the Vice President of the Doctorate Course of clinical and fundamental virology, the Vice Director of the Clinical Virology Unit and Regional Reference Center for Innovative Diagnostics, Pisa General Hospital (Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana), and a Member of the University Ethical Committee for Animal Research. He spent several periods abroad working at the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, State University of Utrecht, The Netherlands; Department of Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary School, University of Glasgow, UK; and Nucleic Acid Sequence-Based Amplification Development Unit, bioMérieux (formerly Organon Teknika bv), Boxtel, The Netherlands. From 2006 to 2009 he has been a Visiting Professor at the Molecular Medicine Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass, USA. He has received several grants from national and European institutions and has published over 130 refereed papers (total impact factor 427.829, h-index 29, as of February 2012) and chapters in scientific books. He has served as reviewer for numerous international funding agencies and scientific journals including the Journal of Virology, the Journal of Gene Therapy, and the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
Biography Updated on 25 January 2013