Angelo A. Izzo

University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Angelo A. Izzo holds a degree in pharmaceutical and technological chemistry (1991) and a Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical sciences (1994). He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in pharmacology (1996-1998). Currenlty, he serves as an Associate Professor (starting from 2002), School of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Naples. He served as a Professor of applied pharmacology at the School of Biotechnology (2000-2004), a Professor of pharmacognosy (starting from 2004), and Professor of phytotherapy at the School of Pharmacy (starting from 2002). In 1993, he served as a Research fellow at the INSERM U200, Paris, a Research Fellow at the Flinders University of South Australia, Department of Physiology, (1994), and a Research Fellow at the Department of Complementary Medicine, Exeter, UK (2000). His main fields of interest are receptors for plant-derived compounds and their role in the gastrointestinal tract (mainly in the control of intestinal motility). Cannabinoid research includes the role of the endogenous cannabinoid system in the digestive tract, both in physiological and pathophysiological states (e.g., irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon cancer). He published around 150 articles in peer-reviewed international Journals (cited in JCI). He is an Editorial Member of the British Journal of Pharmacology, World Journal of Gastroenterology, Phytotherapy Research, Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies. He served as an invited speaker at more than 20 invited lectures, mainly at international meetings. He received the Alberico Benedicenti Prize (year 2002), from the Italian Society of Pharmacology to the best Italian researcher in the 2000 and 2001 years in the field of pharmacology and toxicology and the ICSR Young Investigator Award (year 2006), from the ICRS (International Cannabinoid Research Society)

Biography Updated on 8 February 2011

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