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Adriana Maggi

Adriana Maggi, PhD, Director
Center of Excellence on Neurodegenerative Diseases
University of Milan
Professor of Pharmacology and Biotechnology


Adriana Maggi

Professor Maggi received her doctorate degree in 1973 in Biological Sciences from the University of Milan. Following her Doctorate, Professor Maggi carried out post-doctoral research at the University of Texas Houston Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology and at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology. She then moved to the University of Milan as Assistant Professor. Professor Maggi is currently Professor of Pharmacology and Biotechnology and Director of the Center of Excellence on Neurodegenerative diseases of the University of Milan. Her academic research for the last 20 years has been centred on the study of the mechanism of action and regulation of steroid receptors with particular emphasis of estrogen receptors. With her research Professor Maggi has demonstrated the major role covered by estrogen receptors in organs not involved in reproduction and their relevance as target for novel drugs. Prof. Maggi is the author of 150 research papers and scientific reviews, 3 patents and author/editor of 4 books. She is a member of the Endocrine Society, Italian Society of Pharmacology, Italian Society of Neuroscience, European Society for Neurochemistry and Neuroscience Society. She is currently member of the editorial Board of Molecular Endocrinology, Endocrinology and Journal of Molecular Endocrinology. In 2005 she was awarded the Lecture Medal of the European Society for Endocrinology. She has been and is co-ordinator of several european and Italian research projects and is currently co-ordinating the project EWA (www.ewa.unimi.it). In September 2006, Adriana Maggi founded with Paolo Ciana TOP s.r.l. a spin-off of the University of Milan (www.top.unimi.it).

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