Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Milan
Professor of Pathology
Donatella Taramelli is born in Perugia, Italy, on February 24, 1953. In 1976 she graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Perugia, Italy.
|Brief chronology of employment||1976 PhD in Biological Sciences (110/110 cum laude ) University of Perugia(Italy)
1978-81 Visiting Fellow , NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
1982-85 Research Associate, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy
1985-87 Research Associate, Dept. Exp. Medicine University of Rome "La Sapienza"
1987-89 Visiting Scientist, Div. of Rheum Clinical Immunol. Univ. of Maryland at Baltimore,USA
1987-99 AssociateProfessor of Pathology,School of Pharmacy,University of Milan.
2000- present Full Professor of Pathology, School of Pharmacy,University of Milan.
2011-present President of the Biotechnology Classes both graduated and Master classes
1992-93– P.I. project “Pathogenesis of opportunistic mycosis in neutropenic patients treated with anti-tumor chemotherapy” from Italian Cancer Res. Ass.
|Research subjects/ platforms||
1-Drug discovery & screening (in vitro chemosensitivity assays against P. falciparum strains using the pLDH method) for the identification of new compounds with antimalarial activity(sexual & asexual parasites), transmission blocking activity and SAR studies. Development of novel screening assays against parasite sexual stages using transgenic parasites. Preclinical tests of new antimalarials.
|Products||Italian patent application N MI 2003A002044 for novel quinoline derivatives with antimalarial activity, under PCT extension
Bibliography: 144 papers in international journals, 308 congress presentations, 14 book chapters.
TOPIC: Recent achievements and persisting gaps in the malaria drug discovery process