Elisabetta Buommino

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy


Elisabetta Buommino received the Biological Sciences degree (summa cum laude) from University of Naples, Federico II in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in “Microrganisms and Environment” from the Second University of Naples in 2000. In 2001 she took a post doctorate grant of two years from the Second University of Naples. She obtained the title of “Microbiologist Expert” since 2000. Presently, Buommino is a Researcher at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples, Federico II.SSD MED07. The research activity is based on the study of the complex interaction between microorganisms and host cell. In particular, her researches are on virulence bacterial factors, the molecular mechanism that support bacterial adhesion, invasion and apoptosis, signal transduction and immunomodulation. Some researches are on the study of natural molecules of microbial origin inhibiting the cell proliferation of different cell lines and cancer stem cells, but also able to counteract the adhesion and colonization of pathogenic microrganisms. Actually, she is working on synthetic and natural molecules able to contrast pathogenic microorganism growth, biofilm formation and their possible mechanism of action.

Biography Updated on 6 September 2017

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