Cinzia Dello Russo

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy


Cinzia Dello Russo received her Ph.D. in "neuroscience” in 2001 from the Catholic University Medical School of Rome (Italy). She spent four years (2001-2005) at the Neuroimmunology Laboratories directed by Professor Douglas Feinstein, University of Illinois at Chicago, as Postdoctoral Research Associate first and from 2003 as Research Instructor; since 2005 she has been appointed as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the Catholic University Medical School of Rome. Her research interests are mainly focused on the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system, like multiple sclerosis. In this field, she is currently exploiting the role of the mTOR kinase in mediating glial proinflammatory responses. More recent work aims at the characterization of microglial activation during HIV infection and the screening of neuroprotective antiretroviral drugs. She is the author of about 40 papers published on international peer-reviewed journals and scientific books.

Biography Updated on 31 July 2013

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