Position: Associate professor in Pharmacology at the Department of Drug Sciences and Products for Health, University of Messina (Italy). Education: Academic degree in Pharmacy. Specialization in Pharmacognosy. 1991–1993: Post graduated fellowship at the Pharmaco-Biological Dept. of the Messina University (Italy). 1994–1996: Fellowship at the Dept. of Experimental Medicine and Biochemical Sciences of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy). Nov.1999/July 2002: Visiting scientist at the Institut de Biotecnologia y Biomedicina, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain). Academic activities: 1996–2006: Assistant professor in Pharmacology at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University “Magna Græcia” of Catanzaro (Italy). From 2006: Associate professor in Pharmacology at the Department of Drug Sciences and Products for Health (ex Faculty of Pharmacy) of the University of Messina (Italy). Award: 1999 “Anassilaos” award for young scientific researcher. Recent Grants: PRA 2006–2007 (principal investigator). Fondazione Banco di Sicilia 2007–2008 (principal investigator). Assessorato Sanità Regione Sicilia 2007 (responsible of research unit). PRA 2008–2009 (member of a research group). PRIN 2010–2011 (member of the research group). 2011–2013 PO FESR Sicilia 2007/2013 (responsible of research unit). PSR Calabria 2007/2013(principal investigator). Main scientific interest: research activity is focused on the mechanisms underline the cell death and on the anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects of natural drugs.
Biography Updated on 28 November 2014