Subject: Biochemistry and Molecular biology
MARIA VALERIA CATANI
BIRTH: Urbania (PU), 4 May 1965
ADDRESS: University of Rome Tor Vergata, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Experimental Medicine & Surgery, Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata.
1989 M.D. in Biology, University of Rome La Sapienza.
1993-1995 Ph.D. in Biology and Physiopathology of Epithelia, University of Rome Tor Vergata.
1998 Specialization in Microbiology and Virology, University of Rome La Sapienza.
1999-2000 I.D.I. Research Assistant c/o University of Rome Tor Vergata.
2001-2006 Research Fellow in Biochemistry, University of Rome Tor Vergata.
2006-till now Associate Professor of Biochemistry, University of Rome Tor Vergata.
Her interests embrace the mechanisms of action of differentiation and cell death, especially focused on the redox regulation of gene expression. More recently, she has focused on the signalling cascades activated by bioactive lipids, during (i) endothelium/leukocyte cross-talk and (ii) megakaryocyte differentiation, platelet generation, and platelet activation.
She has published 58 peer-reviewed papers and contributed to 8 book chapters and 1 book of Biochemistry.