Vincenza Rita Lo Vasco

University of Roma La Sapienza, Italy


Rita V. Lo Vasco obtained the M.D. degree in 1993. She serves as a Specialist in medical genetics at the Padua University, Padua, Italy, in 1997. She obtained the Ph.D. degree in human and molecular morphologic sciences at the Bologna University, Bologna, Italy (2001–2004). She is an Assistant Professor in human anatomy, SSD BIO/16, since January 2, 2004, at the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy. She also worked as a Professor of medical genetics at the University Medical School of Padua, Padua, Italy, from 1998 to 2002. Vasco is a Professor of human anatomy in the degree of pharmacy, degree of toxicology, and degree of chemical technologies at the University of Rome, since 2003 until now. She is a Member of the Committee of Ph.D. School in Regenerative Medicine of Padua University (Director Professor Pierpaolo Parnigotto), since 2008 until now. Her research activity includes analysis of the signal transduction pathway of phosphoinositides in myeloid leukemia, astrocytes, astrocytoma, stimulated astrocytes, human endothelial cells, mood disorders, human endometrium and endometriosis, human fibroblasts, and human osteosarcoma. Her research interests also include analysis of inflammatory elements in ultrasound detected fetal vascular lesions, analysis of PLCH gene in 1p36 deletion syndrome and in human neuroblastoma (2010-2011), reviewing the role of PI-PLC enzymes during the development of the nervous system (2012), characterization of neurotransmitters in human cholesteatoma (2005–2008), characterization of neurotransmitters and neurotrophins in human adenoid tissue (2005–2008), and analysis of inflammatory elements in endotracheal proteases.

Biography Updated on 26 November 2013

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