Luca Steardo#

Luca Steardo
Membership Number:4079
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2005 - present Full Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, SAPIENZA University of Rome
  • 1998 - 2005 Full Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, University of Palermo
  • 1988 - 1998 Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, University of Bari
  • 1989 N.I.H. Consultant; Experimental Therapeutics Branch, NINCDS Bethesda, MD, USA
  • 1987 - 1988 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Naples “Federico II”
  • 1984 - 1986 Visiting Scientist, Harvard Medical School; Dept. Neurology; Harvard University Boston, MA, USA
  • 1982 - 1984 Visiting Scientist, Experimental Therapeutics Branch; NINCDS, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • 1974 - 1987 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology, University of Naples “Federico II”

Fields of Scholarship
  • Role of neuroglia in major neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Role of enteroglia in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases: preclinical and clinical evidence
  • Eating and drinking disorders : from preclinical models to humans
  • Endocannabinoid involvement in neurological and psychiatric diseases
  • Prenatal exposure to neuropsychiatric agents : preclinical and clinical aspects
  • Water homeostasis: neurophysiological regulation
  • Gut-Peptides in the brain and their involvement in the pathobiology of neurological disorders: animal and human studies
  • Neuroendocrinological dysregulations in major psychiatric diseases

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 - present Elected Member of the Council of the Italian Society of Pharmacology
  • 2000 - present Selected Reviewer for the Italian Ministry of Education
  • 1991 - 1993 Member Expert in Pharmacology, Task Force in the Scientific Commitee of WPO and WHO
  • 1981 Postgraduate Residency in Clinical Pharmacology cum laude. Dept. of Pharmacology, Medical School, University of Bari
  • 1977 Postgraduate Residency in Neurology cum laude. Dept. of Neurology, Medical School, University of Naples “Federico II”

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