Daniela Caccamo

University of Messina, Italy


Born in Messina (Italy) on August 31th, 1972. In November 2016 has become Associate Professor in Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology at University of Messina. After receiving her PhD in 1998, she had a 2-years post-doc position, then a 5-years research contract. In Oct 2006 applied successfully for a position of Senior Lecturer. In the time period Aug-Nov 2007 was visiting researcher at Aston University (Birmingham, UK). From 1999 she has published 87 papers on indexed international journals (Total IF=297.9; average IF=3.42; tot. citations=1582; h-index=24), one book chapter and given 119 communications (24 O, 95 P) at national and international congresses. At first focused on Bacterial Systematics, from 2001 research interests fell in the field of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, aiming to characterize in vitro molecular mechanims underlying excitotoxicity and inflammation, and also search gene polymorphisms in case-control studies. In 1999, 2002, and 2009 she was Principal Investigator of a one-year Research Project for Young Scientists, funded by University of Messina. 2006- awarded Research Performance Prize for Young Investigators at University of Messina. 2010: awarded one bursary of GRC Scientific Committee supporting young scientists at GRC Transglutaminases in Human Disease Processes (Davidson, NC, US). 2017: awarded a FFABR (Funds Financing Basic Research Activities), competitive research funding

Biography Updated on 13 March 2018

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