Giuseppe Salemi was born in Palermo, Italy, on February 19th, 1959. In 1983, he received an M.D. degree with full marks and honors from Palermo University; in 1987, he became a board-certified neurologist with full marks and honors from Palermo University. From 1990 to January 2002, he served as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Palermo University. From January 2002, he has been serving as an Associate Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Center of Diagnosis and Therapy of Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disorders, Palermo University. His research activities are as follows: modifications of chromatin of rat neural cells during development; development of a cell free culture system for rat neuronal cells, called “Maat” (1977 to 1983); influence of thyroid hormones on neuronal differentiation in culture; influence of serum from multiple sclerosis (MS) patients on CNS rat cells in culture (1983 to 1987); incidence, prevalence, and mortality of amyothrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in Palermo Province; Sicilian NeuroEpidemiological Study (1987 to 1990); expression of Synapsin I in neuronal cell cultures and influence of triiodothyronine on such expression (1990 to 2002); molecular genetic analysis of families with MS, ET, Currarino syndrome, spina bifida, and anorectal malformations; descriptive and analytical epidemiology of MS, PD, ET, and ALS; influence of MS sera on a culture model of blood brain barrier, immunoproteomic of MS, biochemical pathways involved in cell stress in course of MS and stroke; molecular genetic studies on MS, PD, hereditary spastic paraparesis, Dentato-Rubro-Pallido-Luysian Atrophy (2002 to 2012); epidemiological studies on MS, PD, post-polio syndrome, and migraine; clinical studies on efficacy and tolerability of MS therapies, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, quality of life, and progression indexes of MS.
Biography Updated on 6 March 2012