Agata Graziella COPANI

Full Professor of Pharmacology [BIO/14]

Academic position:  Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Drug Sciences, University of Catania. Education: 1984 - High School Diploma (60/60); 1990 - MD (110/110 cum laude); 1991/1992 - Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Psychobiology (Supervisor: Prof. C.W. Cotman), University of California Irvine; 1994 - Specialty in Neurology (50/50 cum laude); 1999 - Ph.D in Neurobiology; 2002 - Specialty in Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry (70/70 cum laude) Scientific activity: Research in neuropharmacology and neurobiology, with expertise in the field of Alzheimer's disease. 2004 - present: Research Associate Member of the Institute of Biostructure and Bioimagines/Institute of Crystallography, National Council of Research, Italy. Co-author of more than 120 articles on Medline Journals. Scholar H index = 64. Editorial advisory boards: Current Medicinal Chemistry, Frontiers in Experimental Pharmacology and Drug discovery. Memberships: Italian Society for Pharmacology, American Society for Neuroscience. Member of the Center of Neurocognitive Studies and Humanities (NEWHUM) of the University of Catania for the promotion of the interaction between arts and science and technology. 04.2013 - 11.2016: Rector’s delegate for the University Museum Network and City of Science. 11.2017- 07.2019: Rector’s delegate for the University City of Science. 01-2021-to date: President of the Biomedical District for High Technology, Sicily. From 15th April 2022: Member of the Evaluation Group of the University of Catania.


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  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Glutamatergic transmission
  • Neuronal apoptosis
  • Neural proliferation and differentiation