Dipartimento di
Farmacia e Scienze della Salute e della Nutrizione
Dipartimento di Eccellenza L. 232/2016

  • Dipartimento di Farmacia e Scienze della Salute e della Nutrizione



Prof Saveria AQUILA



Phone:   (+39) 0984 496210/15; 0984/3007/05                                     
Fax:       (+39) 0984 496203                                                     
Email:    saveria.aquila@unical.it   


Associate Professor of Human Anatomy - Department of Pharmacy and Sciences of Health and Nutrition - University of Calabria-Italy


Achievement of the NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SKILLS for FULL PROFESSOR of Human Anatomy 05 / H1 (BIO / 16)


Main Activities

1985 to date Laboratory - Responsible of the Human Anatomy and Reproductive Biology Laboratory in the Health Center, cubo 34B - University of Calabria

1989 to date Organization, moderator and participation of various national and international conferences on endocrine, reproduction and cancer issues.

1995 to date Invited speaker for seminars in molecular cancer biology and in human reproduction

2001-2002- Research fellow for the “Department of Internal Medicine - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (USA)” from 20-07-2001 to 19-07-2002.

2001-2003 Assistant professor of Human Anatomy to the Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutrition - University of Calabria-Italy

2005 to date Associate Professor of Human Anatomy to the Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutrition - University of Calabria-Italy

2006 - 2012 Component of the PhD program in ‘Cellular biochemistry and drugs activity in oncology’ - University of Calabria.

2006 to 2017- Component of the teaching staff at the “Specialization School of Clinical Pathology”, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy

2013-17 President of the Board of the Training Internship (CCT) of the TFA (Ministry of the University and Italian Research) and the PAS (Courses enabling to teach in the Hight School) for the following categories A057 (Food Sciences) –A040 (Hygiene, anatomy, physiology, general pathology and the masticatory apparatus)-A048.

2013 to date - Component of the PhD program in Translational Medicine - University of Calabria.

2016 to date Laboratory Responsible of the Histology and Human Anatomy Laboratory to the Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutrition - University of Calabria-Italy

2016- Invitation from the Head of the Departement of Anatomy at the Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Kraków, like visiting professor and as scientist of great renown as it concerns the functional anatomy of the male reproductive tract with particular attention to the human sperm anatomy at molecular and ultrastructural levels, and also for her studies concerning diseases, disorders and conditions that affect the functioning of the human male reproductive system, and therefore male fertility.


Current Research Interest

Link to Orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4738-6927

or Scopus Author ID: 6603619899 (https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6603619899 or PubMed (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Aquila+S)


The scientific activity includes researches both on human reproduction and on breast and testicular cancers. endocrinology, immunohistochemistry, molecular and clinic anatomy on the following issues:


  1. Morpho-functional study of the male genital tract;
  2. Study of human male gamete at molecular, ultrastructural and functional level;
  3. Morpho-functional and molecular studies on breast and seminoma cancer cell lines.

Teaching Units

1-Human Anatomy

-Degree course: Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology


-Degree course: Pharmacy


2 -Anatomy of the Gastrointestinal tract


Link to: http://www.unical.it/portale/portaltemplates/view/view_scheda_insegnamento.cfm?72577&LANG=ITA

-Master degree course in Nutritional Sciences for UNESCO countries

-II level Master in "Nutrition and nutraceutical integration"