DFSSN

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 Rossella RUSSO

 

education

2001   Degree in Pharmacy with honour, University of  "Magna Graecia", Catanzaro, Italy

2001-2005   PhD course in Pharmacology and Biochemistry of Cell Death (XVI cycle), Faculty of

 Pharmacy, University of Calabria

2005-2006 Postdoctoral fellow, The Burnham Institute for Medical Research, Center for

 Neuroscience and Aging, La Jolla (CA), USA

professional experience

2003-2004 Research activity at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Department of

 Experimental Medicine and Biochemical Sciences

2004-2006 Research activity at The Burnham Institute for Medical Research, Center for

 Neuroscience and Aging, La Jolla (CA), USA

2007 (one month) Visiting Scientist, Department of Preclinical and Clinical Pharmacology,

 University of Florence, Italy

2009 (one month) Visiting Scientist, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, Del E. Webb Neuroscience, Aging and Stem Cell Research Center (NASCR), La Jolla (CA, USA)

managerial/department role

Member of the Department Quality Committee - Commission for Quality Assurance of Research

Member of the Department Commission for the attribution process of the ex60% funding

research fields

Since the beginning of her scientific carrier she worked in the field of neuroscience, studying the molecular mechanisms underlying the neuronal death associated with acute and chronic neurodegenerative diseases.

She is actually group leader of the Glaucoma Unit at the Center of Preclinical and Translational Pharmacology where her research is devoted to dissect the mechanisms of retinal ganglion cell degeneration associated with glaucomatous optic neuropathy.

Her research activity has been recently focused on the role of autophagy in neurodegeneration and on innovative approaches aimed to modulate this pathway as new neuroprotective strategies.

Publications

Link to Orcid  https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8758-6523

 

teaching activity

Since the academic year 2006-2007: professor of Pharmacology for the School of Environmental Toxicology and Technology of Cosmetic Products

Since the academic year 2010-2011: professor of Pharmacology for the School of Nutritional Science

Since the academic year 2011-2012: professor of General, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology for the school of Pharmacy and professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy of Nutrition for the School of Nutritional Science

Since the academic year 2015-2016: professor of General Pharmacology for the School of Pharmacy

2006: Committee member of the PhD Program " Pharmacology and Biochemistry of cell death" at the University of Calabria, Faculty of Pharmacy and Nutritional and Health Sciences

2008-2012: Committee member of the PhD Program " Cellular biochemistry and pharmacological activity of drugs in oncology" at the University of Calabria, Faculty of Pharmacy and Nutritional and Health Sciences

Since 2013: Committee member of the PhD Program “Translational Medicine”, at the University of Calabria, Faculty of Pharmacy and Nutritional and Health Sciences

 

Teaching Unit

Esame integrato di Farmacognosia e Farmacologia Generale –Modulo di Farmacologia Generale / Pharmacognosy And General Pharmacology - General Pharmacology

https://www.unical.it/portale/portaltemplates/view/view_scheda_insegnamento.cfm?60655&LANG=ITA&60655&LANG=ITA

 

Farmacologia e Farmacoterapia della Nutrizione / Pharmacology and Pharmacotheraphy of Nutrition

https://www.unical.it/portale/portaltemplates/view/view_scheda_insegnamento.cfm?60865&LANG=ITA&60865&LANG=ITA

 

Farmacologia Generale / General Pharmacology

https://www.unical.it/portale/portaltemplates/view/view_scheda_insegnamento.cfm?60860&LANG=ITA&60860&LANG=ITA