Vincenzo Di Marzo

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

Vincenzo Di Marzo is a Research Director at the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry of the National Research Council (ICB-CNR) in Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy, Coordinator of the Endocannabinoid Research Group in the Naples region, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va, USA. He was awarded a ChemD from the University of Naples Federico II in 1983 and a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular pharmacology from Imperial College London in 1988. He is coauthor of more than 440 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, including several reviews on endocannabinoids. In December 2010, Di Marzo was Top Scientist in the field of pharmacology and toxicology according to Thomson Reuters ( He has been the recipient of numerous research grants, including a Human Frontier Science Program research grant to study the biosynthesis, metabolism, and structure-activity relationships of anandamide, an INTAS research grant to study the immunomodulatory role of endocannabinoids, and a 3-year research grant from the VolkswagenStiftung in Germany. He has served as President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) between 2004 and 2005. Since December 2005, Di Marzo is a Member of the Board of the International Chair of Cardiometabolic Risk of Laval. In June 2006, he was awarded a Merkator Fellowship for Foreign Scientists by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinshaft. In June 2007, he was awarded by the ICRS the Mechoulam Award for “his outstanding contributions to cannabinoid research.”

Biography Updated on 2 October 2011

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