Lorella Bonaccorsi is in a permanent position as a graduated technician at the Department of Clinical Physiopathology in the University of Florence. She is a scientist, as tested by her scientific production, with a wide knowledge in basic and applicative studies. She had experience in cellular biology and cancer-related molecular studies. At the University of Florence, Italy, she received her Ph.D. degree in endocrinology and metabolic diseases at a postgraduate school in biochemistry and clinical chemistry after getting a biology degree. At the Endocrine Unit of the Department of Clinical Physiopathology, she performed several employments as a temporary technician and a temporary researcher. At moment, she is studying intracellular signal transduction mechanisms involved in cancer development and progression focusing on the biology of metastasis and the role of nongenomic action of steroid hormones in these processes. Moreover, she is focusing in particular on genomic and nongenotropic effects of androgen receptor (AR) signaling on events mediating progression of PCa cells toward an invasive and metastatic phenotype that characterizes the androgen-refractory PCa cells. She has published papers on international outstanding journals in these areas. She has been involved as a researcher in several projects and supported studies and has been a recipient of several scientific awards.
Biography Updated on 29 November 2011