Massimo Grilli

University of Genova, Italy


Massimo Grilli got a degree in biological sciences from the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, in 2002 and received his Ph.D. degree in pharmacology and toxicology (XX cycle) degree from the Ph.D. program in experimental biology and medicine, molecular and clinical medicine at the same university in 2008 .Grilli is a Researcher in BIO14-disciplinary field of science at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy. Grilli has been a Member of the Italian Society of Pharmacology since 2004 and the American Society for Neuroscience since 2009. Grilli has won the Jorge Perez Award for the poster ” Nicotinic and muscarinic receptors on GABAergic nerve endings: functional interaction and coexistence. ”Grilli in collaboration with Dr. Elisa Mura at University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, recently, has obtained a grant from Alzheimer Association (International Research Grant Program Mechanisms of the Neuromodulatory Action of Beta-Amyloid) in September 2011. The following topics represent the main fields of his researches: nicotinic receptors function, mechanisms of neurotransmitter release and its modulation by presynaptic receptors under physiological and pathological conditions, beta-amyloid function, receptor-receptor interactions and intraterminal pathways involved, identification and pharmacological characterization of presynaptic receptor types and subtypes regulating neurotransmitter release.

Biography Updated on 16 April 2013

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