Barbara Batetta received her Medical Degree from the University of Cagliari, Italy in 1981. In 1983-1985, she received her Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA. In 1990 , she gained a Ph.D. degree in molecular and experimental pathology, University of Turin, Italy and a Specialty in nutritional sciences from University of Cagliari, Italy in 1989. In 1993, she served as a Researcher at Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Biotecnologie, Sez. di Patologia Sperimentale, Università degli Studi, Cagliari. In 2006, she founded with other four partners a spin-off company from the University of Cagliari, Nutrisearch s.r.l., active in research and development of lipid-based supplement and functional foods. She taught general pathology and physiopathology at the University of Cagliari Medical School and Nursing School and several residency programs. Her scientific activity is documented by more than 100 articles mainly published in international journals, 13 articles published in books. In previous studies, she studied cholesterol metabolism alterations, mainly of cholesteryl esters in experimental models of normal and tumour cell growth, including several types of human cancers. In the last few years, she has been investigating lipid metabolism and inflammation during metabolic conditions characterised by high (hyperlipemia, insulin-resistance, diabetes PCOS) or reduced (G6PD deficiency) risk to develop atherosclerosis. Main aim of these studies is to find biochemical and molecular markers in order to identify susceptible subjects. She has organised several seminars and scientific meetings on atherosclerosis and its clinical complications for students, physicians, and nurses (courses with CME credits). She has worked as a Peer Reviewer for Circulation, Leukemia Research, European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, Thomson Scientific, Cancer letters, Nutrition and Metabolism.
Biography Updated on 13 January 2011