Diego Ingrosso was born in Naples, Italy, in 1956. He is a Tenure Track Associate Professor of biochemistry at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine, Second University of Naples (SUN) and a Member of the Cardiovascular Research Center and of the Board of the Doctorate Program in Cell Biochemistry, SUN, Naples, Italy. Ingrosso received his M.D. degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy in 1980, and became specialized in oncology (magna cum laude) at the Catholic University, Rome, Italy in 1983. In 1987, he received his Ph.D. degree in biochemical sciences, Universities of Naples and Bari, Italy, and, in 1987–1990, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in biochemistry and molecular biology at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Molecular Biology Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif, USA. Ingrosso was a recipient of the ARFACID award for his research work on the molecular mechanisms of aging in 1988. His research interests are (a) biochemistry of transmethylation reactions, (b) hyperhomocysteinemia as a cardiovascular risk factor: biochemistry and molecular biology, (c) sulfur amino acid metabolism and its pathophysiological implications, and (d) one carbon metabolism and the role relevant vitamins (folate, B12). Ingrosso was an Invited Speaker at the FASEB Summer Research Conference on Biological Methylation, Saxtons River, Vt, USA, on June 14–19, 1997, and the 4th Conference on Hyperhomocysteinemia, Saarbrüecken, Germany, on April 14–16, 2005.
Biography Updated on 15 August 2011