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

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Paola TUCCI 

 

education

Nov 1998–Nov 2003: Degree cum Laude (5 years course) in “Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology”, University of Calabria.

Dec 2003–Dec 2007:  PhD (4 years degree: viva 19.12.07) in “Pharmacology and Biochemistry of Cell Death”, University of Calabria. Chief: Prof. Giacinto Bagetta.

Oct 2012–Oct 2017: Medical Specialization cum Laude (5 years degree: viva 29.11.17) in “Clinical Biochemistry”, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Roma “TorVergata”, Rome. Chief: Prof. Sergio Bernardini.

Nov 2010: Permanent Position as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria.?

April 2015: National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor of Biochemistry (05/E1).

May 2019: National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor of Molecular Biology (05/E2) and of Clinical Biochemistry (05/E3).

professional experience

Nov 2002–Nov 2003: Student internship at the Biochemistry Laboratory (Supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe Genchi), Dept. of Pharmaco-Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Calabria.

Dec 2003–Dec 2007: PhD Student at the Biochemistry Laboratory (Supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe Genchi), Dept. of Pharmaco-Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Calabria.

Jan 2008–April 2008: Visiting Researcher at Dept. of Hematology, Oncology and Molecular Medicine (Chief: Prof. Ruggero De Maria), National Health Institute (ISS), Rome.

May 2008–July 2010: Post-doctoral Fellow at Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge (UK). Chief: Prof. Pierluigi Nicotera.

July 2008–May 2011: Research Assistant at the Biochemistry Laboratory, Dept. of Sperimental Medicine and Biochemical Sciences (Chief: Prof. Gerry Melino), Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Roma “TorVergata”, Rome.

May 2011–Present: Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria.?

Aug 2011–Nov 2011: Visiting Researcher at Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge (UK).

April 2012–May 2012: Visiting Researcher at Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge (UK).

July 2012–July 2015: Visiting Researcher at Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge (UK), in the framework of an Agreement for Scientific Cooperation between the Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences and the MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge (UK).

 

managerial/department role

May 2011–Present: Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Dept. of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria (Italy).?

May 2011–Present: Member of the committee for the evaluation of curriculum studiorum, degree abbreviation and transfer of students for the Pharmacy degree course.

Feb 2019–Present: Member of the committee for the assignment of the Department’s research funds Ex60%.

research fields

Dr. Tucci has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers on high level international scientific journals, such as PNAS, Blood and Oncogene, 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.

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.

Publications

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teaching activity

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 2013/14–Present: Teaching in “Biochemistry of 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.

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–Present: Teaching in “Enzyme” for the Medical Specialization School in “Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry”, University of Calabria.

 

OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCES

May 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 2012/13–Present: Teaching Board of PhD course in “Cellular Biochemistry and Drugs Activity in Oncology”, University of Calabria.

AY 2013/14–Present: Teaching Board of PhD course in “Translational Medicine”, University of Calabria.

AY 2018/19–Present: Teaching Board of Medical Specialization School in “Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry”, University of Calabria.

Teaching Unit

Biochimica della Nutrizione Applicata / Biochemistry of Nutrition

Biochimica / Biochemistry