Francesco Panza is a geriatrician and gerontologist at the Department of Geriatrics, Center for Aging Brain, Memory Unit, University of Bari, Bari, Italy. He received the Ph.D. degree in cancerogenesis, immunology, and aging at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy. He has over 15 years experience on Alzheimer's disease, related dementias, and mental health research. His main research interests are the role of diet and lipoprotein metabolism in cognitive decline, dementia, and cerebrovascular disease, with focus on alcohol, cholesterol, and dietary fatty acids; the genetic susceptibility factors in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias; the genetics of human longevity; the epidemiology of mild cognitive impairment and related predementia syndromes; the relationships between dementia and predementia syndromes and depression and mechanisms underlying; the role of lipoprotein(a) in cognitive decline, vascular disease, and human longevity; the epidemiology of vascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome in Alzheimer’s disease and related entities. He has over 150 scientific papers published on peer-reviewed journals and listed in PubMed, about half of which as a first or last author. At present, he is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and a Member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Open Longevity Science, the Open Neurosurgery Surgery, and the International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics. Moreover, he was a Reviewer for the Annals of Neurology, Archives of General Psychiatry, Archives of Internal Medicine, Neurobiology of Aging, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Stroke, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics), Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, Neuroscience Letters, Human Molecular Genetics, and PLoS Genetics.
Biography Updated on 3 March 2010