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 Paola TUCCI 

 

education

1998–2003: Degree cum Laude (5 years course) in “Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology”, University of Calabria.
2003–2007: PhD (4 years degree: viva 19 Dec 2007) in “Pharmacology and Biochemistry of Cell Death”, University of Calabria.
2012–2017: Medical Specialization cum Laude (5 years degree: viva 29 Nov 2017) in “Clinical Biochemistry”, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Roma “TorVergata”, Rome.

professional experience

2002–2003: Student Internship at the Biochemistry Laboratory, Dept. of Pharmaco-Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Calabria.
2003–2007: PhD Student at the Biochemistry Laboratory, Dept. of Pharmaco-Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Calabria.
2008 (four months): Visiting Scientist at Dept. of Hematology, Oncology and Molecular Medicine, National Health Institute (ISS), Rome.
2008–2011: Research Assistant at the Biochemistry Laboratory, Dept. of Sperimental Medicine and Biochemical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Roma “TorVergata”, Rome.
2008–2010: Post-doctoral Fellow at Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge (UK).
2011–2021: Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria.?
2015: Award of the National Scientific Qualification (ASN) as Associate Professor in Biochemistry (05/E1)
2019: Award of the ASN as Associate Professor in Clinic Biochemistry (05/E3)
2019: Award of ASN as Associate Professor in Molecular Biology (05/E2)
2021–Present: Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria.?

Editorial Activity:
2008–Present: Reviewer for “CDD”, “Cell Death and Dis”, “Oncogene” and “Cell Cycle” journals.
2019–Present: Review board member for the MDPI journals.
2021: Guest Editor for the Special Issue “microRNA and Cancer” for “Cancers” journal

managerial/department role

2011–Present: Board member of the master degree in Pharmacy, University of Calabria.
2011–Present: Member of the committee for the evaluation of curriculum studiorum, degree abbreviation and transfer of students for the Pharmacy degree course.
2012–2015: Board member of the PhD degree course in “Cellular Biochemistry and Drugs Activity in Oncology”, University of Calabria.
2013–Present: Board member of the PhD degree course in “Translational Medicine”, University of Calabria.
2018–Present: Board member of the Medical Specialization School in “Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry”, University of Calabria.
2019–Present: Member of the committee for the assignment of the Department’s research funds Ex60%.

research fields

Prof Tucci carries out scientific research activities at the Biochemistry Laboratory of the Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutrition Sciences, and in close collaboration with both the University of Rome “TorVergata” (Rome) and with the Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit (UK), where he periodically goes on missions for research purposes.
Her main work focus on:
• Identification and validation of new microRNA involved in the pathogenesis of cancer and on their role as potential biomarkers for early detection, diagnosis, and for the development of new cancer therapy, including microRNA delivery systems.
• The role of p53 family members, including p63 and p73 proteins, in the neuronal development, in tumorigenesis and in metabolism, with special regard to their regulation by microRNA.
• Biological evaluation of molecules of natural origin, and of delivery systems of these molecules, on normal and tumoral cell lines.
Prof Tucci has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers on very high level international scientific journals, such as Blood [IF: 23,629], Cell Death and Differentiation [IF: 15,828], PNAS [IF: 11,205], Oncogene [IF: 9,867], and she has been invited as speaker to several international meetings.
Also, in 2013 she was awarded of the “Bioeconomy Rome 2013” prize at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome, for her research in the field of translational medicine.

Publications

https://iris.unical.it/simple-search?query=TUCCI&location=&sort_by=score&order=desc&rpp=10&etal=0&filtername=author&filterquery=rp31467&filtertype=authority#.XkVZWhNKhTZ

orcid.org/ 0000-0002-9349-5203

teaching activity

2011–Present: Supervisor of PhD students and of students for Bachelor and Master degree, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria.
AY 2006/07 and AY 2007/08: Teaching in “Biochemical Methods” for the degree in Pharmacy, University of Calabria.
AY 2011/12: Teaching in “Human Biochemistry I” and “Human Biochemistry II”, for the degree in Pharmacy, University of Calabria.
AY 2012/13: Teaching in “Human Biochemistry I”, “Human Biochemistry II” and “Biochemistry in Pathological Conditions”, for the degree in Pharmacy, University of Calabria.
AY 2015/16 and AY 2016/17: Teaching in "Biochemistry of the skin" for the Master in "Functional Cosmetics in Dermatology and Trichology", University of Calabria.
AY 2017/18 and AY 2018/19: Teaching in “Enzyme” for the Medical Specialization School in “Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry”, University of Calabria.
AY 2013/14–Present: Teaching in “Biochemistry of Applied Nutrition”, for the degree in Pharmacy, University of Calabria.
AY 2015/16–Present: Teaching in “Biochemistry”, for the degree in Scientific Information on Drugs and Health Products, University of Calabria.

Teaching Unit

Biochimica della Nutrizione Applicata / Biochemistry of Applied Nutrition
https://www.unical.it/portale/portaltemplates/view/view_scheda_insegnamento.cfm?66473&LANG=ITA&66473&LANG=ITA

Biochimica / Biochemistry
https://www.unical.it/portale/portaltemplates/view/view_scheda_insegnamento.cfm?78271&LANG=ITA&78271&LANG=ITA