Fulvio D'Acquisto graduated in pharmaceutical chemistry in 1993 from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, and was trained in pharmacology at the Department of Experimental Pharmacology of the Faculty of Pharmacy. In 1996, he obtained the M.A. degree in experimental pharmacology working on mechanisms by which Annexin-A1 controls gene expression in inflammation. He earned his Ph.D. degree in experimental pharmacology (1999). Since 2003, he joined Professors Perretti and Flower’s Laboratory at WHRI, where he reactivated his long-term interest in Annexin-A1 biology, starting an unexplored path in the role of this protein in the adaptive immune response. In 2004, he was awarded the New Investigator Award of the Medical Research Council. In 2006, he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Immunopharmacology within the Center for Biochemical Pharmacology at WHRI. In 2009, he was conferred the title of Reader in Immunopharmacology. His current main areas of research can be summarised as T cell functions in autoimmune diseases, the positive aspects of the inflammatory response, immunological control of emotional behaviors, and the link between the mind and the immune response.
Biography Updated on 26 November 2013