Stefano Pascarella received the “laurea” degree in biology in 1984 and the Ph.D. degree in biochemistry in 1989 at the University of Rome La Sapienza. During the Ph.D. course, he spent a short period as a Visiting Scientist at Department of Biochemistry, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va, USA. From 1990 to 1991, he worked as a postdoctor at the European Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, in the Biocomputing Unit supported by EMBO and European Commission fellowships. In 1991, he was appointed Researcher of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Roma La Sapienza. In 2000, he was appointed an Associate Professor and a Full Professor of Biochemistry in 2001 at the same university. He teaches biochemistry and bioinformatics in the Biology and Biotechnology courses. He is Member of the Italian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His scientific interests are currently focussed on the in silico analysis of protein structures to understand their structure-function relationships. The main topics of his current research are the analysis of the structural and functional properties of pyridoxal-phosphate dependent enzymes and the understanding of protein molecular adaptation to extreme conditions.
Biography Updated on 30 October 2007