Amalia Gastaldelli

Institute of Clinical Physiology, Italy


Amalia Gastaldelli is the research director of the Cardiometabolic Risk Unit and of the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at the Institute of Clinical Physiology of the National Research Council in Pisa Italy where she has been working since 1995. Since 2002, she is also adjunct associate professor at the Division of Diabetes of University of Texas Health Science Center, in San Antonio, USA and since 2006, Adjunct professor at the University of Pisa where she teaches the course entitled “Compartmental modeling and pharmacokinetics” for the degree in Biomedical Engineering. From 1991 to 1995, she was a research fellow at the University of Texas Medical Branch of Galveston, USA, where she received a Ph.D. in Human Metabolism from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences of University of Texas, USA (1995). She has also a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Politecnico of Milano, Italy (1994). She is involved in many research projects on the study of glucose metabolism (gluconeogenesis, glucose production and disposal), lipid metabolism (lipolysis, FFA turnover and oxidation), hepatic and peripheral insulin resistance; insulin secretion; influence of ectopic fat distribution (visceral, hepatic, cardiac) on insulin resistance in subjects at high risk of developing cardiovascular diseases (e.g., patients with type 2 diabetes and NASH and obese subjects). She is collaborating with many institutions in Europe and United States. She has published more than 150 manuscripts as articles in international journals and book chapters with a global impact factor of 650 and an h-index of 31, received more than 3400 citations and served as a reviewer for 25 different journals.

Biography Updated on 26 September 2011

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