Riccardo Ientile

Department of Biomedical sciences and morpho-functional imaging, University of Messina, Italy

Riccardo Ientile studied chemistry at the University of Messina, where he obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 1974. After post-degree courses he was appointed Specialist in Chemistry Applied to Hygiene, at University of Messina, and Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Parma. Since 2000 Full Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology at Faculty of Medicine, University of Messina. Coordinator of PhD course in “Biochemical Sciences and Molecular epidemiology” (since 2004). Director of School of Specialisation in Clinical Biochemistry at University of Messina since 2007. Full professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology in the courses of Dentistry. Fields of research interest include the involvement of polyamines and amino acids in the cell stress response. About neurochemical topics, cell models to study excitotoxic cell damage and neurodegenerative diseases have been carried out. In addition the involvement of transglutaminases in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases were also studied.

Biography Updated on 24 December 2008

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