Stefania Ceruti was born in Milan, Italy in 1969. She works as a Professor in pharmaceutical chemistry and technology in the University of Milan, Milan, Italy, since 1994. She received a Ph.D. degree in toxicology of environment and nutrition from the University of Milan, in 1999. Ceruti has spent two training periods at the Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany, in the laboratory headed by Professor Peter Schubert (1996) and at the University College London, London, UK , in the laboratory of Professor Geoffrey Burnstock (1998), who discovered and characterized the purinergic transmission. She is Senior Research Associate in the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology of Purinergic Transmission, University of Milan, and she is interested in evaluating the role of the purinergic system in the modulation of cell survival and of cell-to-cell communication both in the central nervous system and in the periphery. She is the author/coauthor of 35 scientific publications in international journals (mean impact factor: 4.61) and of several additional monographs and book chapters to a total of 51 scientific publications that have been the object of more than 1,100 citations. She has presented the results of her research at 33 national and international meetings, with 5 invited lectures. In 2007, Ceruti joined the Editorial Advisory Board of Biochemical Pharmacology, for which she regularly acts as a Referee. Moreover, she acts as a Reviewer for other international journals (i.e., JPET, Purinergic Signalling, Neuroscience, Neuroscience Letters, The European Journal of Pharmacology, and Neuropharmacology). Ceruti has been a Member of the Italian Pharmacological Society since 1999, the Italian Society of Neuroscience since 2008, and the International Purine Club since 1995, a noprofit organization gathering together all the major experts worldwide in the field of purine and pyrimidine research. In 2005, she has been elected as a Member of the Italian Chapter of the same society and confirmed again in 2009.
Biography Updated on 5 January 2011