Giuseppe Valacchi is an Associate Professor in physiology in the Department of Life Science and Biotechnologies at the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. He got his B.S. degree with Laude in physiopathology in 1996 and his Ph.D. degree in cell physiology and neuroimmunophysiology in 1999 at the University of Siena, Siena, Italy. During his training, he has worked as an Exchange Ph.D. Student in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California at Berkeley, where he started out his studies on the effect of environmental oxidative stress such as O3 and UV on skin physiology. After his Ph.D. graduation, he continued working as a Postdoc at the University of Berkeley until December 2000. Between 2000 and 2004, he was appointed as Postdoc, first in the Department of Internal Medicine and then in the Department of Nutrition at the University of California at Davis (UCD). During this period, he starts also important collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In 2005, he became Faculty and Member of the Academic Federation (PI status) in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and CCRBM (UCD). During that period, his work focused on the effect of oxidative stress on skin and lung pathologies and the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind these effects. In 2006, as consequence of his award Progetto Rientro dei Cervelli, granted by the MIUR, he has returned to Italy first in the Department of Physiology and then (2008) in the Department of Biomedical at the University of Siena. Since 2011, he is appointed as an Associate Professor in physiology at the University of Ferrara. He is author of around 100 papers and has been invited speaker to more than 50 international conferences. He has won several awards such as Entelligence Award from Actelion and Young Investigator Award from OCC. He is the Associate Editor for the Journal Mediators of Inflammation and on the editorial board of several international journals.
Biography Updated on 23 June 2013