University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’
Department of Experimental Medicine
Bldg F Nord, Room F88 (Ground floor)
Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome
Tel: +39 06 7259 6465
Professor Maria Valeria Catani is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Experimental Medicine and Surgery, University of Rome “Tor Vergata,” since 2007. She has been a research fellow from 2001 to 2006 and an I.D.I. Research Assistant from 1999 to 2000. She received a Doctoral degree in Biology in 1989 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” a PhD degree in Biology and Physiopathology of Epithelia in 1995 at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and the Specialization degree in Microbiology and Virology in 1998 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza.” In 1992 she spent three months at the Skin Biology Branch, NIAMS, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA, working on keratinocyte differentiation. 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 signal cascades activated by the endocannabinoids 2-arachidonoylglycerol and anandamide, during megakaryocyte differentiation and platelet activation. She has published 45 peer-reviewed papers and contributed to 5 book chapters and 1 book of Biochemistry.