Prof. Michele GALLUCCIO
 

 

Associate Professor of Biochemistry

SSD: BIO/10

DiBEST
Ponte Pietro Bucci
Cubo 6C – floor 5

PHONE: +39 0984/492918

EMAIL: michele.galluccio@unical.it

 

   RESEARCH INTERESTS
 

 - Expression in E. coli and purification of mammalian transporters of amino acids and organic cations;

 - Mutation of SLC7A5 (LAT1) gene and its involvement in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 - SLC38A9: the lysosomal sensor of amino acid levels involved in mTORC1 activation.

 - Heterologous expression, purification and characterization of human FAD synthase isoforms.

 - Mutations of FLAD1 gene and their role in neurological disorders: RR-MADD (Riboflavin Responsive- Multiple Acyl-Coa Dehydrogenase Deficiency.

 - Structure/function studies on transport proteins by site-directed mutagenesis and bioinformatics;

 - Drug design: the effect of xenobiotic compounds on membrane transport protein activity.

 

   LABORATORIES

 

  - Unit of Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnologies Cubo 4C IV floor;
  - Unit of Molecular Biology and Microbiology Cubo 6C V floor.

 

 

   PUBBLICATIONS

 

 

 

   TEACHING COURSES

 

 - Techniques of  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - First Degree Course in Technology and Biological Sciences

 - Cellular Biochemistry - Master Degree in Biology

 - Biochemistry of Microorganisms - First Degree Course in Food Engineering

 - Molecular Biology- First Degree Course in Biology