Maria Pia Abbracchio#

Maria Pia Abbracchio
Membership Number:4172
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2002 - present Tenured Full Professor of Pharmacology (Professore straordinario e dal 2005, Professore ordinario di Farmacologia, SSD: Bio14/05G1), University of Milan
  • 1998 - 2002 Tenured Associate Professor of Pharmacology (Professore associato, SSD: Bio14), University of Milan
  • 1993 - 1998 Tenured Assistant Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology, University of Milan
  • 1992 - 1993 “Honorary Research Fellow”, University College London, UK
  • 1990 - 1993 Research Assistant Professor (Ricercatore universitario, SSD: Bio14), University of Milan
  • 1982 - 1988 Researcher (Ricercatore volontario), University of Milan
  • 1980 - 1981 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas, Houston, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Adult central nervous system stem cells
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Neurorepair
  • Myelination
  • Azheimer’s disease
  • Aging
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurotransmitter receptors, pharmacological modulation

Honours and Awards
  • Commendatore dell'ordine al merito della Republica Italiana (Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic)
  • 2006 'Highly Cited Scientist' recognition in Pharmacology and Toxicology according to ISI Web of Science/Thomson Reuters
  • Since 2000 Official member of the IUPHAR (International Union of Pharmacology) Subcommittee for P2Y Receptor Nomenclature and Classification, and from 2011-, Co-Chairperson together with prof. G. Burnstock
  • Since 2003, "Independent expert" for the European Commission for the evaluation of research grant applications for the Health area
  • 1992 - 1993, Honorary Research Fellow, University College London, UK
  • 1988 Aldo Cestari Research Prize in Pharmacological Sciences from the Italian Pharmacological Society for the best young pharmacologist curriculum of the year

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