Alessandro Corti

Associate Professor of General Pathology (SSD MED/04) – Department of Translational Research and New in Medicine and Surgery, University of Pisa. Education/Training: 2002 - Master Degree in Biological Sciences (cum laude), University of Pisa; 2005 - Research stage: Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, University of Leicester (UK); 2006 - Ph.D. degree in “Normal and Pathological Morphology and Function of Cells and Tissues” (SSD MED/04) round XVIII, University of Pisa; 2006-2010 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Pisa; 2010-2017 - Researcher in General Pathology, University of Pisa; Nov. 2017 - Associate Professor of General Pathology at the University of Pisa. Research activities: Research activities of dr. Corti mainly concerned the pro-oxidant effects of gamma- glutamyltransferase (GGT) and its role in modulating the redox status of protein thiols, the levels of antioxidants, the genomic instability and the drug resistance in cancer cells. The roles played by GGT in the inflammatory process in atherosclerosis and in cystic fibrosis are other active areas of research. Dr. A. Corti is author of 52 original papers published in international peer-reviewed scientific Journals and 66 presentations at national and international congresses. He is co-editor of two Frontiers Research Topics, editorial board member of Scientific Reports and he has served as reviewer for several journals. Dr. A. Corti is member of the Italian Society of Pathology and Translational Medicine (SIPMeT) and board member of the Research Center “E.Piaggio”, Faculty of Engineering, University of Pisa. Teaching activities: General Pathology – Master Degree in Medicine and Surgery; Bachelor Degrees in Nursing, Speech and language therapy, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Childhood neuro and psychomotricity, Psychiatric rehabilitation techniques at the University of Pisa. Immunology – Specialisation Schools in “Microbiology and Virology” and “Clinical Pathology”, University of Pisa. Supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students.