Born in Rome on April 6, 1950. Graduated in Medicine in 1974. Postgraduated in Endocrinology in 1977. He has been teaching “Pathophysiology of Man in Space” at the Postgraduate School of Aeropace Medicine, Sapienza University until the School was temporary closed, Lecturer at the Postgraduate Course of Nutrition and Wellness at the Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences , University of Milan. Lecturer at the European Gravity-Related Research Summer School ELGRA at the ESA Academy Training and Learning Centre, Redu (Belgium). Visting professor of Space Endocrinology at the Univerity of Genua, Italy in 2010-012.
Endocrinology and Metabolism, with a special interest to aging.
Pathophysiology of Man in Space, with special reference to the analogy between space-dependent endocrine and metabolic changes in the elderly and those induced by microgravity, as well as, to possible counterneasures to be adopted inflight and to be eventually exploited onground as effective preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitation-related tools.
Available equipment and techniques:
The Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences (Università degli Studi di Milano) is fully equipped for studies in molecular and cell biology:
1) BioHazard Laminar flow cabinets, CO2 incubators and any tool for cell cultures
2) Microscopy (4 Zeiss light and inverted phase microscopes) and confocal (Zeiss LSM510) microscopy facilities
3) Enspire MultiMode Plate Reader for luminescence and fluorescence assays;
4) ChemiDoc Gel-imaging system for western blot analysis
5) Cell transfection systems
6) PCR and quantitative real-time PCR machines for advanced studies in molecular biology
7) Omics analysis;