DR. MARCO RUGIERO

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Curriculum

 

DR. MARCO RUGIERO

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology
Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology

Affiliation:  Department of Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences, University of Firenze, Viale Morgagni 50, 50134 Firenze, Italy.    

Education and training
1974-1980  University of Firenze, Italy, School of Medicine and      Surgery, Degree in Medicine and Surgery (M.D.)       with maximum marks cum laude, November 1980.

Progetto di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale (PRIN 2009; Research Project of National Interest). National coordinator.Title of grant: Signal transduction in cancer and other diseases. Sponsoring Agency: Italian Ministry of University and Research. (1996-2007). Principal investigator.Title of grant: Study of signal transduction in the control of apoptosis. Sponsoring Agency: Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze. (2003). Collaborating investigator.Title of grant: Role of endogenous heparin in angiogenesis. Sponsoring Agency: Italian Association for Cancer Research.  (2003). Principal investigator.Title of grant: Endogenous heparin and angiogenesis in cancer. Sponsoring Agency: Italian Association for Cancer Research.  (2002). Principal investigator.Title of grant: Role of protein kinase C in cancer cell proliferation. Sponsoring Agency: Italian Association for Cancer Research.  (1996). Principal investigator.Title of grant: Antagonism and cooperation between major oncogenes Bcl2, p 53 and c-myc in resistance to antineoplastic agents. Sponsoring Agency: Italian Association for Cancer Research.  (1995). Principal investigator.Recent research grant participationhttp://corrierefiorentino.corriere.it/firenze/notizie/universita/2012/7-giugno-2012/voti-pubblici-prof-ateneo-li-mette-online-201502372347.shtmlEvaluated as the best teacher of the University of Firenze in 2012, as reported in a major daily newspaperCourse of Molecular Biology. Municipal University of Firenze, Italy.http://www1.unifi.it/clsbio/mdswitch.htmlAppointed “webmaster” for the web site of the Course of Biological Sciences, University of Firenze, Italy, Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences.Appointed representative of the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences for the project “University teaching in jail”.http://www.unifi.it/off_form/docenticc.php?cmd=1&codice=3759&bol=AND&cognome=ruggiero&nome=&f=p&sezione=2Institutional teaching activity of can be found at Academic serviceMember of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Immunology.“Author in Chief” Springer Reference Live: Cancer. Ruggiero, Marco (Author-in-Chief, 2010) Bcl2. Schwab, M. (Ed.), Springer.Member of the Editorial Board of Kidney International,official     journal of the International Society of Nephrology, Nature      Publishing Group. Reviewer for the Italian Ministry of University and Research, Rome, Italy.Reviewer for the FWF, Der Wissenschaftsfonds, Fonds zur Foerderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Wien, Austria.Reviewer for The Grants Committee of the Cancer Research Campaign. London, U.K.Professional activities  1982-1983 Postdoctoral position in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Institute of General Pathology, University of Firenze, Italy.  Supervisor: Prof. Vincenzo P. Chiarugi.1984-1986 Postdoctoral position in the Department of Molecular Biology, The Wellcome Research Laboratories, Burroughs Wellcome Co., North Carolina, USA.  Supervisors: Dr. Pedro Cuatrecasas and Dr. Eduardo G. Lapetina.1987-1989  Visiting Scientist in the Laboratory of Cellular and       Molecular Biology (Chief: Dr. S. A. Aaronson)       National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of       Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.1989-91 Senior Scientist, Project Leader, Prassis Research Institute – Sigma-Tau Pharmaceutical Inc. Milan, Italy.Visiting Scientist at the Derald H. Ruttenberg Cancer Center (Chief: Dr. S. A. Aaronson), Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA (summer 2003).Visiting Scientist in the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology (Chief: Dr. J.F. Rubin) National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (summer 2002).1996-2003 Visiting Scientist in the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology (Chief: Dr. J.H. Pierce) National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (summer 1996).1992-2002 Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Firenze, Italy, Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences.2002- Full Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Firenze, Italy, Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences.Professional experience1996   Specialization in Diagnostic Radiology.1987 Ph.D. in Molecular Biology.Educational Commission for Foreign Medical     Graduates, 1982, Visa Qualifying Examination/     FMGEMS, 1984.  1982-1983 Military Service as Lieutenant Medical Officer.1979-1982  Residency in Internal Medicine in the Medical Clinic      of the University of Firenze under the supervision       of the Chairman, Prof. Ugo Teodori.