(SSD) Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:
Dipartimento di Scienze Motorie Umane e della Salute - Sezione:
Università degli Studi di Roma “Foro Italico” P.zza L. de Bosis
Associate Professor at University of Rome Foro Italico, Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences, Section of Health Sciences. Graduated (cum laude) at University of Florence, Dept. Clinical Pathophysiology, Florence, Italy (1986); Ph.D. in Endocrinological and Metabolic Science, University of Florence, Dept. Clinical Pathophysiology, Unit of Endocrinology (2000). Fogarty international visiting fellowship at National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental Research, Laboratory of Developmental Biology and Bone Reaserch Branch, Bethesda, MD, USA (1992-1994, and 1995). Expertise in basic research and translational medicine related to human biomolecular mediators of inflammatory-immune response, vitamin D extraskeletal effects, metabolic regulation, immune-endocrine response, especially dedicated to skeletal muscle cell and cardiomyocyte function. Expertise in human cell system assessment and validation. Teaching, Master degree in Sport Sciences and Techniques (LM68); Master degree in Preventive and Adapted Physical Activity (LM67); European Master in Health and Physical Activity (LM67I), Research Methodology; 1st Level degree in Sport Sciences, curriculum 2 “Gestione e Organizzazione dello Sport di Alto Livello”. Patent, Use of vitamin D analogues as proliferation inhibitors in human benign prostate cells n°FI/97/A/269, 1997. Awarded for several poster and oral communications at national and international meetings. More than 80 publications in quoted international journals. Member of SIE (Società Italiana di Endocrinologia), SIAMS (Società Italiana di Andrologia Medica e Medicina della Sessualità), Società Italiana di Scienza dell'Alimentazione (SISA); editorial board member of Frontiers, Biomed Research International, Biomolecules; Reviewer for Medical research Council, UK.