Cesare Mancuso was born in Catanzaro (Italy) on March 7, 1969 and lives in Rome (Italy). In 1993, he received an M.D. degree and in 1997 a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, both from the Catholic University School of Medicine (UCSC) in Rome. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of pharmacology at the Institute of Pharmacology of the UCSC. His primary field of interest is the role of the heme oxygenase/biliverdin reductase system in the regulation of the cell stress response in the central nervous system and neurodegenerative disorders. He coauthored 128 publications, among which 71 papers in peer-review journals (total impact factor 327.063, h-index 27). From May 1999 to October 2000, he visited the Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC, USA) and the Department of Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA, USA). In 2001, he received the research award by the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche. In 2002, he received a grant from the Ministero dell‘Università e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica (MIUR), Young Investigators Project, and in 2007–2011 grants from the UCSC and Regione Calabria. He is a coordinator of a Research Project PRIN 2009 of the MIUR. In 2007, he received the Galeno Prize (Italian Edition) for excellence in preclinical and clinical research in the category “young investigator“ and in 2008 a special mention to the Alberico Benedicenti Prize for pharmacological and toxicological research. Since 2000, he has been a member of the scientific boards of several international conferences and joined the Editorial Boards of the international peer-reviewed journals Biogerontology (2007) and Medical Gas Research (2011). From 2009, he has been a Reviewing Editor for the Antioxidants and Redox Signaling journal, Guest Editor for the International Journal of Alzheimer Disease, and Reviewer for research grants submitted to the Alzheimer‘s Association.
Biography Updated on 2 April 2012