Carlo Garzelli received the Doctoral degree in biological sciences in 1974 and the Specialist degree in medical microbiology in 1977 at the University of Pisa, Italy. He completed his postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA. Dr. Garzelli then joined the Department of Experimental Pathology, Medical Biotechnologies, Infectious Diseases, and Epidemiology of the School of Medicine of the University of Pisa, where he is currently Full Professor of microbiology and clinical microbiology and Vice Director of the Postgraduate School for Specialists in Microbiology and Virology. Topics of his scientific investigations include immunosuppression by Gram-negative bacteria, mycobacteria, and viruses; virus-induced autoimmunity; immunobiology of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV); molecular typing and epidemiology of mycobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. avium); virulence genes and protective antigens of M. tuberculosis. He is Reviewer and Expert for scientific journals and grant committees and Chief of the Laboratory of Experimental and Clinical Mycobacteriology of the University Hospital “Santa Chiara,” Pisa.
Biography Updated on 8 February 2011