Ferdinando Mannello earned the B.Sc. degree in 1982 from the Faculty of Biological Sciences of University of Urbino (Summa cum Laude). Until 1998, he served as an Associate Researcher/Assistant Professor of Biomedical Technologies at the Faculty of Sciences of Urbino University, where he studied (with morphological and bio-molecular approaches) both structural and enzymatic proteins in breast fluids collected from healthy and diseased women, in order to characterize several bio-molecular markers identifying women at higher breast cancer risk. After a fellowship at the University of Missouri, starting from 1998 he is appointed as Senior Researcher/Aggregate Professor of Cell Biology, teaching also Molecular Pathology and Cytochemistry. His main research fields include the study of early breast cancer biomarkers in normal and diseased breast microenvironments, the characterization of proteolytic cascades (MMP- and uPA- linked activity) and inflammatory pathways during cancer progression, in particular analyzing the biomolecular characteristics of cancer stem cells. He is a Member of several scientific societies, Expert Peer Referee of several clinical biochemistry and cell biology international Journals, and Associate Editor of some journal in the Pathology field. He is (co)author of 150 peer reviewed full length scientific papers and 15 invited reviews (total IF 609, average IF 4.51, 1526 citations, h-index 20; Scopus ID 7005555072).
Biography Updated on 4 September 2012