Federico Sesti received his Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Genova, Italy, in 1989 and 1994, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory of Benjamin Kaupp, Institut für Biologische Informationsverarbeitung, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, from 1995 to 1997, and at the Laboratory of Steve Goldstein at Yale University from 1997 to 2001. He was then appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, in 2001, and advanced to an Associate Professor with tenure in 2007. Sesti’s laboratory studies the physiology, regulation, and biophysics of potassium (K+) channels expressed in the nervous system and cardiac muscle and the development of biomaterials for orthopedic applications. Sesti is an Active Member of the Biophysical Society since 1992 and is an Honorary Member of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASEP) since 2005. He has been appointed in the editorial board of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in 2004. Sesti currently serves as a reviewer for international, federal, and private funding agencies and is a reviewer for more than 25 SCI-cited journals.
Biography Updated on 5 September 2011