Flavia Valtorta#

Email:valtorta.flavia 'at' hsr.it
Membership Number:5148
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:fvaltorta
Elected:2019
ORCID:0000-0001-9556-4746
Homepage: http://research.hsr.it/en/divisions/neuroscience/neuropsychopharmacology/flavia-valtorta.html


Present and Previous Positions
  • Currrent Positions
    • From 2019 Dean of the Medical School, San Raffaele Vita-Salute University, Milan
    • From 2017 Director, Division of Neuroscience, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan
    • From 2000 Full Professor of Pharmacology, San Raffaele Vita-Salute University, Milan
    • From 1992 Head of the Unit of Neuropsychopharmacology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan
    • From 2018 President, National Committee On Doping, Italian Ministry of Health
    • From 2016 Chair, Committee for the assessment of university performance, San Raffaele Vita-Salute University, Milan
  • Previous Positions
    • 2014 - 2016 Head, Post-doctoral Programme Committee, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan
    • 2008 - 2013 Associate Director, Division of Neuroscience, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan
    • 2008 - 2011 Dean, Ph.D. School for Molecular Medicine and Rector’s Deputy for Ph.D. Programs, San Raffaele Vita-Salute University, Milan
    • 2007 - 2010 Coordinator of the International Ph.D. Course in Neuroscience, San Raffaele Vita-Salute University, Milan
    • 2004 - 2007 Rector’s Deputy for International Affairs, San Raffaele Vita-Salute University, Milan
    • 1998 - 2000 Associate Professor of Pharmacology, University of Bari, Italy
    • 1996 - 1998 Member of the Adjunct Faculty, The Rockefeller University (New York)
    • 1991 - 1998 Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, State University of Milan Medical School, Italy
    • 1988/90 Post-doctoral fellow, Center for the Study of Peripheral Neuropathies, University of Milan, Italy, and Guest Investigator, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University, New York (USA)
    • 1985 - 1987 Post-doctoral Associate, Laboratory of Paul Greengard (Nobel laureate in Physiology and Medicine), The Rockefeller University, New York (USA)
    • 1982 - 1985 Residency in Intensive Care and Anesthesiology, University of Milan, Italy

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neurotransmission
  • Synaptic vesicle
  • Synapse structure and function
  • Synapse development
  • Neuronal development
  • Signal transduction in neurons
  • Protein phosphorylation in the brain

Honours and Awards
  • Founding Member and Member of the Governing Board (1996-98) of Euroscience, the non-profit grassroot association gathering European researchers across disciplines and countries
  • 1997 - 2003 Harvard-Armenise Foundation Neuroscience Award
  • 1999 Novartis Prize for Basic Research in Neuroscience
  • From 2018 Member of the Governing Board of the Zardi-Gori Foundation for the Study of Drug Addiction
  • From 2018 Member of Top Italian Women Scientists (TIWS)
  • 2018 “Cenacolo della Cultura” Award to Research and Scientific Innovation

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