Giamila Fantuzzi obtained her Ph.D. degree in experimental endocrinology from the University of Milano, Italy. She was a Researcher at the Mario Negri Institute (Milano, Italy), Tufts University (Boston, Mass, USA), and the University of Colorado (Denver, Colo, USA) before moving to her current position as an Associate Professor at the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Ilinois at Chicago. Since the beginning, her research has focused on the regulation of inflammatory responses, particularly in the field of proinflammatory cytokines such as IL-1, TNF, IL-6, and IL-18. Her current research is aimed at investigating the role of adipose tissue and adipokines in regulating inflammatory responses in the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, and liver. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Broad Medical Research Program, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and the National Pancreas Foundation. Dr. Fantuzzi is also actively involved in teaching both undegraduate and graduate pathophysiology and immunology classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Biography Updated on 31 May 2010