Roberto Lupi was born in Italy, in 1967. He received the B.S. degree in biological science (biologist) and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 1993 and 1999, respectively. Since 1995, Lupi has been at the laboratories of the Metabolic Unit of the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism. From 1996 to 2000, he was a Research Fellow at the Metabolic Unit of the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Since 2001, Lupi was the chief biologist responsible of the human pancreatic islets isolation and transplantation in diabetic patient program, according to Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana. He is mainly interested in the preparation and study of isolated islets obtained from pancreases of nondiabetic and type 2 diabetic multiorgan cadaveric donors. This procedure is associated with in vitro (physiology and pathology of beta-cell) and in vivo (transplant) studies of the beta cells. Since 1996, he has published over 70 scientific manuscripts on the study of human pancreatic beta cell, is a coauthor of scientific book chapters, and has attended in invited lectures. Since 2002, Lupi has helped to review manuscripts for major endocrinological scientific journals.
Biography Updated on 27 May 2010