Adriana Garozzo was born in Catania, Italy, in 1956. She received the Biological Sciences degree (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Catania, Italy, in 1981 and 1987, respectively. Garozzo was a Researcher of the Technical-Scientific Committee of Italian Anti-infective Pharmaceuticals Consortium (CIFA) established with respect to the National Research Plan for Pharmaceuticals, 1990-1992, a Researcher of the Operational Unit of the University of Catania for the research project (under S.I.F.I. (law 297 funded by MIUR from the research fund), 2002–2004, a Technical Officer, functional area “technical-scientific and social health,” at the Institute of Microbiology of the University of Catania, 1993–2007, an Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Catania, since 2007, and responsible of the Section of Virology of the Department of Bio-Medical Sciences, University of Catania, since 2000. Garozzo is an author of many scientific publications in national and international journals on the themes of bacteriology, virology, and chemotherapy and has participated in several research projects at the University of Catania, the Higher Institute of Health (Ministry of Health), and the National Research Council. She is an expert in the field of antiviral research. Garozzo has an Italian patent n. MI 98A 001072, 1998, International patent n. W099/59984, 1999, United States Patent: 6,414,004, 2002, and European Patent: EP 1 077 956 B1, 2004. Garozzo contributed General and applied Microbiology published by Esculapio (text book recommended for the students of the Faculty of Pharmacy and the degree course in biological sciences). Garozzo is with the Italian Society of Microbiology (SIM), the Italian Society Of Medical Virology (SIVIM), and the International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR).
Biography Updated on 9 January 2012