Francesco Grassi, PhD

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Francesco Grassi, PhD
Pharmacist RAMSES Laboratory
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Personal information - Education and work experience

02/07/1969
PhD

Research Associate

1995: Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Bologna.

1999: Specialization in Toxicology, University of Bologna.

2004: PhD in Biomedical Science, University of Bologna.

  • 1996-1997: Post-degree attendance, Department of Pharmacology, University of  Bologna, Italy.
  • 1998-2000: Junior scientist at the Laboratory of Immunology and Genetics, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy.
  • 2001-2004: PhD Student, Laboratory of Immunology and Genetics, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy.
  • 2003-2006: Post-Doc Fellow, Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids, Emory University, Atlanta (USA).
  • From 2007: Research Associate at Laboratory of Immunology and Genetics, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy.

Fluent in spoken and written English.

PC and Mac Operating Systems; Office and Photoshop software.

Invited speaker at the following:

  • School of Specialization in Rheumatology, University of Bologna School of Medicine, July 2007;
  • Course Seminar of the School of Specialization in Rheumatology, University of Bologna School of Medicine, May 2009, entitled: Osteoclastogenesis in Psoriatic Arthritis;
  • Lecture Course: Regulation of bone turnover: the role of cytokines, hormones and Immune Cells, Milan, Italy, Istituto Humanitas, April 26th-27th, 2010. Seminar entitled: Regulation of bone turnover by cross talk between osteoclasts and T cells.

Principal Investigator in the following Research Grants:

  • 2005-2007: Marie Curie Fellowship (OIF) for a project entitled: "Bone marrow dendritic cells as critical determinant of bone loss in post-menopausal osteoporosis". Duration: 27 months.
  • 2010-2012: Foundation for Thermal Research (FORST): Research Grant for the project entitled: “Role of H2S in the regulation of bone cells”.
  • 2014-2017: Italian Ministry of Health: Grant ‘Ricerca Finalizzata’, PE-2011-02348395 Entitled: "Novel approach for bone regeneration and repair using sulfur donor-based therapy".

Publications:
38 publications in journals with impact factors.

Reviewer of Scientific Journals: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Journal of Orthopedic Research, BMC Muscoloskeletal Disorders, Inflammation and Allergy: Drug Targets, Stem Cells and Development, Artificial Organs.
Reviewer for the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR).

Memberships:
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR).
European Connective Tissue Society (ECTS).

Biology of bone and cartilage in patients normal and pathological conditions (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis): basic research and clinical trials. Tissue engineering.

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