(SSD) Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:
Dipartimento di Scienze Motorie Umane e della Salute - Sezione:
Università degli Studi di Roma “Foro Italico” Piazza Lauro de B
Assistant Professor at University of Rome Foro Italico, Department of Movement, Hu man and Health Sciences, Section of Health Sciences. Graduated in Biological Sciences, Department of Clinical Pathophysiology, Universit y of Florence, (1986, cum laude); PhD in Endocrinological and Metabolic Sciences, Department of Clinical Pathophysiology, Unit of Endocrinology, University of Floren ce (2000). Fogarty international visiting fellowship at National Institutes of Health, National Inst itute of Dental Research, Laboratory of Developmental Biology and Bone Reaserch Branch, Bethesda, MD, USA (1992-1994, and 1995 one month). Basic research expertise related to biomolecular mediators of inflammatory-immune r esponse, clinical and preclinical pharmacology, with a special focus on the study of ef fects of vitamin D and analogue molecules on several established and validated huma n primary cultures. Teaching: course of endocrinology, level 1 degree, University of Rome, Foro Italico. Patent on use of vitamin D analogues as proliferation inhibitors in human benign pros tate cells n°FI/97/A/269 (1997). Awarded for poster communication at national and international meetings. More than 50 publications in quoted international journals. Member of SIE (Società Italiana di Endocrinologia) and SIAMS (Società Italiana di Andrologia Medica e Medicina della Sessualità).