Dr. Alessandro RUFINI

MRC Toxicology Unit
Hodgkin Building
Lab 305, PO Box 138
University of Leicester
Lancaster Road, Leicester

Curriculum Vitae
Publications 2006-2012

Alessandro Rufini got his degree at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, working in the laboratory of Prof. Antonio Fantoni. After, he did an Internship at the laboratory of Molecular Oncogenesis under the supervision of Dr. Marco Crescenzi at the Institute Regina Elena (Rome) before being employed at the Department of Toxicology and Ecotoxicology at the “Istituto Superiore di Sanita’, ISS” (Rome). From 2002, he worked as a PhD student under Gerry Melino again at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. From 2006, he was a Post-doc at Prof. Tak W. Mak’s laboratory at Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada. In 2009, he worked for Gerry Melino again at the MRC Toxicology Unit in Leicester, UK, where he is currently a Senior Investigator Scientist. His present research focus on the metabolic pathways involved in the regulation of organismal aging, including mitochondrial function, insulin sensitivity and oxidative metabolism. He has authored numerous papers in peer review journals and is on the editorial board of Frontiers in Cancer Molecular Targets and Therapeutics and acts as reviewer for several peer review journals.

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