Alessandro Rosa

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


Alessandro Rosa was born in 1980 in Italy. In 2003 he graduated cum laude in Biological Sciences at the Sapienza University of Rome and obtained his PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology in 2007 from the same University. He then moved to New York (USA) for a post-doctoral training at the Rockefeller University in the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Embryology (2007-2010), supported by a HFSP fellowship. During this period he also served as the director of the Rockefeller University Stem Cell Derivation Core. In 2011, Alessandro obtained a position as Assistant Professor at the Sapienza University of Rome (tenured since 2014). He is also an affiliated researcher of the Italian Institute of Technology and a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Rockefeller University. Alessandro has years of experience in stem cell biology and investigation of the mechanisms of human genetic diseases. Within the last 8 years his research activity was mainly focused on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) technology for modeling neurodegenerative diseases, mainly amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and for studying human neural development in vitro. His research activity is supported by grants from AriSLA, Sapienza University and the Italian Ministry of University and Research. His teaching activity for the University MS courses concerns molecular biology and stem cell biology. He is member of the board of teachers of the PhD School in Life Sciences. He is a member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) and of the Stem Cell Research Italy association. As of March 2018, Alessandro is author of 31 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and two patents, with an h-index of 16 and more than 1.800 citations (source: Scopus). He received the Young Investigator SIBBM Award in 2006 and the 2012 Bioeconomy Award (“For the most innovative Italian intuitions of 2011 in the field of biomedical sciences”), among others.

Biography Updated on 28 May 2018

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