Prof. Claudio CORTESE

University Hospital Tor Vergata
Laboratory of Clinical Biochemistry
Viale Oxford, 81 – 00133 Rome
tel: +39 06 2090 23365
fax +39 06 2090 2362

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Publications

Following his graduation in medicine and surgery “Summa cum Laude” from the University of Naples in 1977, Professor Claudio Cortese earned postgraduate degrees in diabetology and metabolic disorders “Summa cum Laude” with clinical and laboratory expertise in the field of clinical nutrition and lipoprotein metabolism. He gained further experience in the biochemical and molecular aspects of lipoproteins under the tutelage of Prof. Barry Lewis of St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in London, where he was appointed as lecturer in chemical pathology and metabolic disorders from 1978 to 1985. From 1988 he was Associate Professor of Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” whereupon he acquired a full professorship in 2000. He is responsible for the study of Arteriosclerosis. His research has included lipoprotein metabolism derangements, clinical molecular biology of atherosclerosis and its complications, interactions between genetic and environmental factors in the determinism of atherosclerosis and the expression of genes involved in the atherogenic process for in-vitro and ex-vivo cellular models. Professor Cortese has over 100 articles in journals and textbook chapters. He has served as Director of the postgraduate specialization school in Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata.”

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