Nicla Romano gained the M.S. degree in biological sciences and professional licence in biological sciences—translational experience in several laboratories: zoological, physiological, and immunological diagnosis from the University of La Sapienza, Rome, Italy (1982–1989). Between 1995 and 1998, Romano was a Ph.D. student at Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences (WIAS) and gained his Ph.D. degree from the Section of Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, the Netherlands around studies on the ontogeny of immune system in fish. Since 2005, Romano has been a Professor (Associate) of (i) morphology and comparative anatomy of vertebrates (S1 M.S. degree level); (ii) developmental biology (S2 degree in molecular and cellular biology); immune system evolution with sea bass, antarctic fish, and zebrafish models. Between 2001 and 2004, Romano was a Researcher in developmental biology and comparative anatomy (neuro-endocrine relationships in birds and fish; ontogeny of immune system of fish; evolution and adaptive aspects of fish immune system) and a Technician (1991–2001) in Functional Anatomy and Developmental Biology Laboratory (techniques of immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, transmission and scanning electron microscopies, flow cytometry, cell colture, microsurgery, Elisa, RT-PCR, monoclonal antibodies) researches on birds and fish. Moreover, From 2004 till 2007, Romano was responsibile of the Viterrbo's Work Unity in collaboration with ICRAM (Central Institute of Researches Applied to Sea) EU-project STREP: “Welfare and health in sustainable aquaculture” (WEALTH) N.501984. Between 2007 and 2009 with the National Research Project (Italian), ha has been the Responsible and the Leader of the Viterrbo's Work Unity:“Specific (cellular) immunity molecules expression to optimize the vaccination prophylaxis in reared sea bass” (PRIN 2006, Protocol: 2006079135_003).
Biography Updated on 6 December 2009