Marizio Massi is Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Camerino in Italy. Since 1975 his scientific activity has been focused on the study of the behavioural effects of endogenous peptides, with particular attention to tachykinin peptides and to nociceptin/orphanin FQ. Part of these researches have been carried out during his stays in qualified research centers in Europe or USA, (1976/1997 Physiological Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK; 1980 Department of Pharmacology, Utrecht University; 1984, 1986/87 e 1989 Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) or in collaboration with qualified research centers (The Rockefeller University, The Scripps Research Institute). Many of his most recent publications have been devoted to the study of the effects of nociceptin/orphanin FQ on the motivational properties of ethanol and morphine and on its effects on alcohol and food intake.Particular attention has been devoted to the study of the interactions of nociceptin/orphanin FQ with corticotropin releasing factor in the control of food and alcohol intake. Maurizio Massi is author of 180 publications in qualified international journals. Since 1999 he is member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal Peptides.
Biography Updated on 11 January 2011