Born in Florence, Italy, September 20, 1961.
1986: Degree in Medicine, with honours, University of Florence.
1989: Specialization in Dermatology, with honours, University of Florence.
1987-1990: Research Fellowship, (former) Institute of Histology, University of Florence.
1992-2000: Associate Professor of Histology, University of Florence Faculty of Medicine
2000 to present: Full Professor of Histology, University of Florence Faculty of Medicine.
Publications: 199 full papers, 16 book chapters, 1 patent. Total IF: 662. H-index: 34
Cell biology (cell culture, molecular biology, functional studies);
Morphology (immunocytochemistry, morphometry and electron microscopy)
Main research topics related to the biological effects of the peptide hormone relaxin, nitric oxide, oxidative stress and pharmacologic modulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS).
Cellular and animal models of inflammation, ischemia-reperfusion injury, tissue repair and regeneration, fibrosis
Available equipment and techniques:
Transmission electron microscopy
Conventional and fluorescence light microscopy, immunohistochemistry, image analysis
Molecular biology (RT-PCR, Wester blotting)
Quantitative assays (ELISA, colorimetric assays for cell proliferation and cell death)