Professor Giovanni Scapagnini
Scapagnini, MD, Ph.D. is
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Italian
National Research Council, Catania, Italy;
Assistant Professor at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute,
West Virginia University, Rockville (MD), USA; and
Visiting Professor, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland,
Baltimore (MD), USA.
Giovanni attended the University of Catania School of Medicine and Surgery in Catania, Italy and graduated in 1992 with a medical degree. He continued his education by obtaining a Ph.D. in Neurobiology also from the University of Catania in 2000. Since completing his education, Dr. Scapagnini has conducted research with the Institute of Pharmacology School of Medicine associated with the University of Catania and has worked as a Visiting Scientist with Department of Surgical Research, Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research, Harrow, UK in 1999, and with Laboratory of Adaptive Systems, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD, USA in 2000.
He currently holds two academic positions as Assistant Professor with the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Italian National Research Council and with Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, West Virginia University. He has recently obtained a visiting professorship with the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland, where he is in charge of a research project on HIV dementia. He is also the scientific director of the “Research & Progress” foundation, founded by Dr Robert C. Gallo.
Giovanni is author of 35 indexed scientific papers and several book chapters. His fields of research regard gene expression profiles of cellular stress response and biology and molecular mechanisms of brain aging and neurodegenerative disorders. In particular he has studied the anti-aging activities of several nutraceuticals present in the Mediterranean diet.
His papers include Nutritional approaches to combat oxidative stress in Alzheimer’s disease, Oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and cellular stress response in Friedreich’s ataxia, Caffeic acid phenethyl ester and curcumin: a novel class of heme oxygenase-1 inducers, Free radicals and brain aging, and Mitochondrial involvement in brain function and dysfunction: relevance to aging, neurodegenerative disorders and longevity.
Watch the Italian videos The Future of Science 2013. Giovanni Scapagnini and Entrevista al Dr Giovanni Scapagnini.