University of Ferrara
Department of Medical Sciences
Section of Pharmacology
via Fossato di Mortara 17-19
44121 Ferrara, Italy
Marital status: married , two daughters
Date of birth: August 9, 1958
Place of birth: Thiene (Vicenza), Italy
Residence: via Tito Speri 5, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
Medical Toxicology Specialization, December 1986, University of Firenze, Florence, Italy.
Final score: 70/70, cum laude.
M.D., July 1983, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. Final score: 110/110, cum laude.
First Certificate in English, December 1980, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Great Britain.
High School Diploma (Diploma di Maturità Classica), July 1977, Liceo Ginnasio Statale “L. Ariosto”, Ferrara. Final score: 60/60.
Vice-president. Istituto Nazionale di Neuroscienze, Italy (May 2008 to present).
Chair. Joint Task Force of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the American Epilepsy Society (AES) on Translational Research (August 2013 to present).
Member of the Administration Council. Istituto Nazionale di Neuroscienze, Italy (May 2005 to present).
Associate Professor. School of Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (September 2001 to present).
Chair. Task Force of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) on recommendations for pre-clinical epilepsy drug discovery (November 2010 to July 2013).
Medical staff. Service of Clinical Pharmacology, Sant’Anna Hospital, Ferrara, Italy (July 1994 to present).
Director. Neuroscience Center, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (October 2001 to October 2004 and October 2008 – present).
Consultant. Department of Medicine, Duke Center for the Advanced Study of Epilepsy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA (January 1990 to December 1993)
Fulbright Scholar and CNR fellow. Duke University Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA (May 1989 to October 1989).
Research Associate. Department of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA (May 1988 to October 1988 and May 1989 to October 1989).
Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Department of Pharmacology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA (March 1986 to May 1987).
Researcher and Assistant Professor. Institute of Pharmacology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (November 1985 to August 2001).
Intern. Institute of Pharmacology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (September 1983 to September 1984).
Teaching of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (1993 to present).
Teaching of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Master in Clinical Neurophysiology for Chinese students, Schools of Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (2006 to present).
Presenting Professor and Tutor of MD and PhD theses. School of Medicine (3), School of Biology (16), School of Pharmacy (17), School of Medicinal Chemistry (13), School of Biotechnology (7), University of Ferrara, Ferrara (1994-95 to present).
Presenting Professor and Tutor of Doctorate theses. Doctorate in Molecular Pharmacology and Oncology (8).
Opponent of PhD . University of Lund, Sweden (1); University of Dublin, Ireland (1); University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy (1); Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy (2); University of Trieste, Italy (1); University of Milano Bicocca, Italy (1); University of Verona, Italy (1).
Member of Scientific Societies. Società Italiana di Farmacologia; Society for Neuroscience; Società Italiana di Neuroscienze; Federation of the European Neuroscience Societies; International Brain Research Organization; Lega Italiana contro l’Epilessia; International League Against Epilepsy.
Reviewer for international journals. American Journal of Physiology. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology; Biological Psychiatry; Brain; Brain Research; Brain Research Bulletin;British Journal of Pharmacology; Cell Biochemistry and Function; Cellular and Molecular Biology of Nervous Systems; Cerebral Cortex;Developmental Brain Research; Epilepsia; Epilepsy Research; European Journal of Neuroscience; European Neuropsychopharmacology; Experimental Neurology; Gene Therapy; Hippocampus; Journal of Comparative Neurology; Journal of Leukocyte Biology; Journal of Neurochemistry; Journal of Neuroscience; Nature Reviews Neurology; Neurobiology of Disease; Neurological Sciences; Neuropharmacology; Neuroscience; Neuroscience Letters. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. Pediatric Research. PLoS One. Pharmacological Research. Regulatory Peptides.
Editor of international journals. Recent patents on CNS drug discovery; Frontiers in Neurology.
Reviewer for grant agencies Austrian Science Fund (FWF).European Union (EU).EU Science Foundation. Fondazione Mariani, Italy. French National Research Agency (ANR). Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), Belgium.
Author of 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and of 9 chapters in scientific books (see Publications).