Giuseppe Valacchi

University of Ferrara, Italy


Giuseppe Valacchi is an Associate Professor in physiology at the Department of Life Science and Biotechnologies in the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. He got his B.S. degree cum laude in physiopathology in 1996 and his Ph.D. degree in cell physiology and neuroimmunophysiology in 1999 at the University of Siena, Siena, Italy. During his training, he has worked as an exchange Ph.D. student at the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology in the University of California at Berkeley, where he started out his studies on the effect of environmental oxidative stress such as O3 and UV on skin physiology. After his Ph.D. graduation, he continued working as a Postdoc at the University of Berkeley until December 2000. Between 2000 and 2004, he was appointed as Postdoc, first at the Department of Internal Medicine and then at the Department of Nutrition in the University of California at Davis (UCD). During this period, he also started an important collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In 2005, he became Faculty and Member of the Academic Federation (PI status) at the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and CCRBM (UCD). During that period, his work focused on the effect of oxidative stress on skin and lung pathologies and the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind these effects. In 2006, as consequence of his award Progetto Rientro dei Cervelli, granted by the MIUR, he has returned to Italy first at the Department of Physiology and then (2008) at the Department of Biomedical in the University of Siena. Since 2011, he was appointed as Tenured Associate Professor in physiology at the University of Ferrara. He is author of around 150 papers and has been invited speaker to more than 80 international conferences. He has won several awards such as Entelligence Award from Actelion and Young Investigator Award from OCC. He is the Associate Editor and on the Editorial Board of several international journals.

Biography Updated on 18 March 2015

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