Antonio Randazzo was born on the 24th of April 1971. In 1995, he graduated in pharmaceutical chemistry with top marks and honors at the University of Naples Federico II. In 1999, he received his Ph.D. degree from the same university in bioactive natural compounds. From 1999 to 2000, Randazzo was a Visiting Professor at The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, Calif, USA, and successively at the Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn, USA, under the supervision of Professor Walter J. Chazin. During his stay in the USA, Randazzo worked on a new methodology to build 13C/15N labeled DNA and approached the NMR structural study of biomacromolecules, with particular emphasis on proteins. From 2000 to 2006, he was an Assistance Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Naples, Italy. Since 2006, he has been an Associate Professor at the same faculty. Most of his career has been focused on the study of alternative structures of DNA, including triplex and quadruplex structures. More recently his research activity has been more focused on DNA quadruplex/drug interactions. Randazzo is the author of more than 60 publications in several international journals. He is a Member of the Scientific Council of the University of Naples Federico II and of the Doctorate Council in Pharmaceutical Science at the Faculty of Pharmacy, the University of Naples. Since 2008, he has been a Member of COST Action (MP0802) of the European Community on DNA G-quadruplexes. Randazzo also serves as an official reviewer in a number of international journals.
Biography Updated on 15 January 2012