Paolo Pinton has an excellent experience in the scientific field of signal transduction in living cells, in particular on Ca2+ signalling, cell death processes, and on the advanced imaging applications with targeted fluorescent probes. Dr. Pinton graduated in 1996, with a thesis work on the mechanisms for mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake in living cells in the laboratory of Professor T. Pozzan. Afterwards, during his Ph.D. degree studies in molecular and cellular biology and pathology, Dr. Pinton obtained novel, unexpected information on intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis, such as, the demonstration that the Golgi apparatus is an agonist-sensitive Ca2+ store, the role of the oncogene Bcl-2 in reducing Ca2+ levels in the ER, and the importance of that for its mechanism of action as oncoprotein. In the following years, Dr. Pinton, as a Postdoc in the lab of Professo Rizzuto, obtained several interesting results published in top-ranked journals (Science, Nature Medicine, Cell, Nature Cell Biology). Since 2009, he has been the Group Leader of the Signal Transduction Lab (www.unife.it/labs/signaltransduction) at the University of Ferrara where he acts as an Associate Professor. Finally, Professor Pinton is a Member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Oncology (Frontiers in Molecular and Cellular Oncology domain) and of The Scientific World Journal (Cell Biology domain).
Biography Updated on 9 January 2012